The clinical utility of routine urinalysis in pregnancy

Deirdre J Murphy and Christopher W Redman
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05336.x
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



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