Connect
MJA
MJA

The clinical utility of routine urinalysis in pregnancy

Deirdre J Murphy and Christopher W Redman
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (10): 524.
Published online: 19 May 2003

To the Editor: Murray et al recently suggested that after an initial screening urinalysis, routine urinalysis could be eliminated from antenatal care without adverse outcomes for women.1 Their conclusions are based on a prospective observational study of 1000 women, 26 of whom developed pre-eclampsia, with 6/24 (25%) developing new proteinuria before the onset of hypertension. We have concerns about the authors' claims, which, we believe, are not justified by their findings.

  • Deirdre J Murphy
  • Christopher W Redman


Correspondence: 

Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.