Urinalysis has become an indespensible tool in healthcare. Provides important markers to detect early stages of many disease states, such as diabetes, kidney disease and urinary tract infections. Enhances disease monitoring and patient management. Semi-quantitative results have proven to be cost-effective and virtually immediate. In todays busy physician's office environment, iterruptions are frequent and can contribute to timing errors and variability in results when urinalysis strips are read visually. Studies have shown that when urinalysis is performed with an instrument, sensitivity is increased and positives are correctly identified and reported.