The diagnosis of feline idiopathic lower urinary tract disease (iLUTD) depends on excluding other causes of hematuria, dysuria, and pollakiuria. Because no single test or procedure is pathognomonic for iLUTD, a combination of tests is recommended to establish diagnosis. Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of the lower urinary tract may encompass a complete history and physical examination, hemogram and serum chemistry profile, complete urinalysis, quantitative urine culture for aerobic bacteria, survey abdominal radiography, contrast urethrocystography, ultrasonography, urethrocystoscopy, and surgical biopsy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian|
|State||Published - May 1999|