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Test Code UA Urinalysis

Specimen Type

Urine, random sample

Container

Urine, conical tube

Preferred Volume

12 mL

Availability

24/7.  Refrigerate sample if transportation is delayed

Turnaround Time

8 hours

STAT Availability

Available

Test Methodology

Automated urine test strip and microscopic pattern recognition analysis by Beckman Coulter Iricell instrument. Automated Chemstrip strips on Cobas U411 and Light microscopy methods.

 

Please note residual urine samples run on the Beckman Coulter Iricell cannot be used for other "add-on" testing.

CPT Code

81001 (bundled 81003 plus 81015)

Test Includes

Macroscopic analysis: Color, clarity, specific gravity, pH, protein, glucose, occult blood, ketones, bilirubin, urobilinogen, nitrite, leukocyte esterase.
 

Microscopic examination of urine sediment.

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Reference Range

  • Specific gravity: 1.001-1.035 (1.016-1.022 with normal fluid intake)
  • pH:  5-9
  • Protein, glucose, ketones, bilirubin, occult blood, nitrite and leukocyte esterase: All negative
  • Urobilinogen: 0.1-1.0

 

Finding

Normal Range

RBC:

occasional, <3/HPF

WBC:

occasional, <5/HPF

Casts:

occasional hyaline /LPF

Epithelial cells

moderate squamous

Crystals:

amorphous urate

 

uric acid

 

ammonium urate

 

calcium carbonate

 

calcium oxalate

 

amorphous phosphates

 

triple or calcium phosphates

 

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Fee Code

53592 (bundled 53553 plus 53590)