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Order Code UAH Urinalysis with Reflex to Culture

Important Note

Effective July 1 2019:

Moderate or greater Epithelial cells will not reflex for culture due to probable collection contamination. Reflex urine culture will be cancelled by laboratory.  New order and recollection are required for culture.

Specimen Requirements

See Urinalysis, Routine procedure

See Culture, Urine procedure

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 with Reflex to Culture and Microscopic Examination

 

 

Criteria for Reflex to Microscopic Examination

Positive Dipstick Results

Urine Turbidity

Leukocyte Esterase Slightly Cloudy
Nitrite Cloudy
Protein Turbid

Blood (Erythrocytes)

Bloody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criteria for Urine Culture – Positive test result

Test

Test Result (minimum)

Nitrate

Positive

Leukocytes

1+

WBC

5-20/HPF

Bacteria/Yeast

Occasional

 

 

Specimen Transport Temperature

See Urinalysis, Routine procedure

See Culture, Urine procedure

Reference Values

See Urinalysis, Routine procedure

See Culture, Urine procedure

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81001-Urinalysis

87088-Culture, urine (if appropriate)