PMID: 5919357Sep 1, 1966

Survival of urinary leucocytes

Journal of Clinical Pathology
D R Triger, J W Smith

Abstract

The survival of white cells under 15 mu in diameter (95% polymorphonuclear leucocytes), obtained from the urine of patients with urinary tract infections, was examined in vitro under different conditions of osmolarity, pH, and temperature of incubation. The rate at which urinary white cells disintegrate was found to be accelerated by raising the pH, decreasing the osmolarity, and by increasing the temperature at which suspensions were kept. The most rapid disappearance of white cells occurred in hypotonic alkaline suspension at 37 degrees C. There was little change in cell suspensions kept in acid (pH 3.0) or in hypertonic (1,200 mOsmoles/1.) conditions over a period of 24 hours. The findings indicate that in interpreting the significance of the number of leucocytes in urine it is necessary to take into account the condition of the urine and the time and temperature at which it has been kept before examination.

References

Jan 1, 1965·Acta Pathologica Et Microbiologica Scandinavica·H Gnarpe, L Edebo
Oct 31, 1964·Lancet·L F PRESCOTT, D E BRODIE
Nov 1, 1964·American Heart Journal·P J LITTLE
Jan 1, 1965·American Journal of Clinical Pathology·M MCINTYRE, T W MOU

Citations

Mar 1, 1987·Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease·M PfallerF Koontz
Feb 1, 1994·Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease·J D AndersonC L Trombley
Feb 3, 2005·Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology·Thierry SapeyMichel-Henry Mendler
May 1, 1975·Journal of Clinical Pathology·T L Shrestha
Jul 1, 1977·Journal of Clinical Pathology·D B Wheldon, M Slack
Feb 1, 1987·Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry. Zeitschrift Für Klinische Chemie Und Klinische Biochemie·D KutterL Klemmer
Dec 1, 1991·European Journal of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry : Journal of the Forum of European Clinical Chemistry Societies·R A WinkensA W Houben
Jan 23, 1999·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Giovanni B FogazziP Colucci
Jan 1, 1997·Veterinary Clinical Pathology·Kathleen M. HolanCheryl L. Swenson
Jan 1, 1997·Veterinary Clinical Pathology·Phillip ClarkLisa K. Ulrich
Oct 1, 1993·Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids·T ShimizuB Strandvik
Jul 1, 1983·Acta paediatrica Scandinavica·J HoltI Dale
Dec 1, 1990·Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care·A Baerheim, E Laerum
May 28, 2013·Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry·Diana SpinelliGiovanni B Fogazzi
Mar 27, 2015·International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science·Kiran ChughPradeep Kumar
Feb 1, 1969·British Journal of Urology·S T Butterworth
Jul 1, 1984·The Journal of Urology·A J MarianiC V Hodges
Feb 1, 1968·Postgraduate Medicine·G M Bradley
Nov 1, 1994·The Journal of Urology·R A Gargan, J M Hamilton-Miller
Nov 30, 2006·World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG·Rungsun RerknimitrPinit Kullavanijaya
Feb 9, 2021·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Eline Sandvig Andersen, Ivan Brandslund

Related Concepts

Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Differential White Blood Cell Count Procedure
Leukocytes
Osmosis
Urinary Tract Infection
Urine

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

Pediculosis pubis

Pediculosis pubis is a disease caused by a parasitic insect known as Pthirus pubis, which infests human pubic hair, as well as other areas with hair including eye lashes. Here is the latest research.

Rh Isoimmunization

Rh isoimmunization is a potentially preventable condition that occasionally is associated with significant perinatal morbidity or mortality. Discover the latest research on Rh Isoimmunization here.

Genetic Screens in iPSC-derived Brain Cells

Genetic screening is a critical tool that can be employed to define and understand gene function and interaction. This feed focuses on genetic screens conducted using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived brain cells. It also follows CRISPR-Cas9 approaches to generating genetic mutants as a means of understanding the effect of genetics on phenotype.

Enzyme Evolution

This feed focuses on molecular models of enzyme evolution and new approaches (such as adaptive laboratory evolution) to metabolic engineering of microorganisms. Here is the latest research.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Pharmacology of Proteinopathies

This feed focuses on the pharmacology of proteinopathies - diseases in which proteins abnormally aggregate (i.e. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.). Discover the latest research in this field with this feed.

Alignment-free Sequence Analysis Tools

Alignment-free sequence analyses have been applied to problems ranging from whole-genome phylogeny to the classification of protein families, identification of horizontally transferred genes, and detection of recombined sequences. Here is the latest research.