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Order Code UADIP Urinalysis, Dipstick

Specimen Requirements

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 (refrigerated), 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.

Performing Laboratory

Ridgeview Medical Center Laboratory

Two Twelve Medical Center Laboratory

Sibley Medical Center

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Urine Test Strip

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

Reference Values

Specific Gravity

 

Age

SG

0-30D

1.010-1.015

31D-5M

1.005-1.005

>6M

1.005-1.030

 

 

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+)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81003

Specimen Transport Temperature

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Ambient 2 hours in original urine container (no preservative)
  Refrigerated 24 hours in original urine container (no preservative)
  Refrigerated 72 hours in a BD preservative tube