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Test Code UAMIC Urinalysis Complete (Macroscopic & Microscopic)

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB348

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Preserved Urine

Submission Container/Tube: Red/Yellow Tube (UA-preservative)

Specimen Volume: 8 mL

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Preferred specimen is a mid-stream, clean catch sample.

Additional Information:

  1. If a urine culture is needed, submit a separate order and specimen in gray-top urine culture tube.  UA-preservative tubes are not acceptable for culture testing.

 

Specimen Type: Unpreserved Urine

Submission Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 8 mL

Includes

Urine Color

Clarity

Urine Specific Gravity

Urine pH

Urine Leukocyte Esterase

Urine Nitrates

Urine Protein

Urine Glucose

Urine Ketones

Urine Urobilinogen

Urine Bilirubin

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability

Preserved Urine

Room temperature: 72 hours

Refrigerated: 72 hours

Frozen:Unacceptable

 

Unpreserved Urine

Room temperature: 2 hours

Refrigerated: 24 hours

Frozen:Unacceptable

Reference Range

See laboratory report.

Rejection Due To

Mislabeled and unlabeled specimens, delay in being sent to the laboratory/prolonged exposure at room temperature, contamination with feces, and QNS (quantity not sufficient) status.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Daily

Report Available

1 day

Clinical Significance

Dipstick urinalysis measures chemical constituents of urine. Microscopic examination helps to detect the presence of cells, bacteria, yeast and other formed elements.