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Order Code UADIP Urinalysis, Dipstick

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection.


1. Avoid contamination of specimen with soap, feces, oil, powder, etc.

2. Submit urine, min. 1.0 ml, of a clean-catch urine collection in a urine specimen cup. Send specimen refrigerated.

3. If specimen cannot arrive within 24 hours, transfer urine from specimen cup into a UA Preservative Transport Tube.

4. Label specimen with patient’s name, date of birth or hospital medical record number, specimen source, date and time of collection, and collector’s initials.

Note:  Fresh, random urine is also acceptable.

Reference Values

Specific Gravity












pH:  5.0-8.0

Glucose:  negative (reported as negative, trace, 1+, 2+, or 3+)

Bilirubin:  negative (reported as negative, 1+, 2+, or 3+)

Ketones:  negative (reported as negative, trace, 1+, 2+, or 3+)

Albumin:  negative

Urobilinogen:  normal (reported as normal, 1, 4, 8, or 12 mg/dL)

Nitrate:  negative (reported as positive or negative)

Blood:  negative (reported as negative, trace, 1+, 2+, 3+, or 4+)

Leukocytes:  negative (reported as negative, trace, 1+, or 2+)

Performing Laboratory

Ridgeview Medical Center Laboratory

Two Twelve Medical Center Laboratory

Sibley Medical Center

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday


Urine Test Strip

Includes color, appearance, glucose, bilirubin, ketones, specific gravity, pH, albumin, urobilinogen, nitrate, blood, and leukocytes.

Test Classification and CPT Coding