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Test Code UA Urinalysis

Specimen Type

Urine, random sample


Urine, yellow top 10 mL conical tube

No preservatives should be used

Turnaround Time

8 hours

STAT Days and Times Performed


Days and Times Performed


Method Name

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

Test Includes

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

Preferred Volume

10 mL

STAT Turnaround Time

1 hour

Fee Code

53592 (bundled 53553 plus 53590)

Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL


81001 (bundled 81003 plus 81015)

Reference Values

  • 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 mg/dL 



Normal Range


occasional, <3/HPF


occasional, <5/HPF


occasional hyaline /LPF

Epithelial cells

moderate squamous


amorphous urate


uric acid


ammonium urate


calcium carbonate


calcium oxalate


amorphous phosphates


triple or calcium phosphates


Additional Information

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

UCMC Collection Instructions

Refrigerate sample if transportation is delayed.

No preservatives should be used