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Test Code UA Urinalysis

Specimen Type

Urine, random sample


Urine, conical tube

Preferred Volume

12 mL


24/7.  Refrigerate sample if transportation is delayed

Turnaround Time

8 hours

STAT Availability


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



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


Minimum Volume

2 mL

Fee Code

53592 (bundled 53553 plus 53590)