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Order Code UAM Urinalysis, Routine

Important Note

UAM is a Urinalysis that includes microscopic on any test strip results, positive or negative.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection.


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

2. Submit 12 mL from 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+)

Microscopic results:

WBC:  0-5/HPF

RBC:  0-2/HPF

Bacteria:  negative (reported as negative, occasional, moderate, many, or packed)

Performing Laboratory

Ridgeview Medical Center Laboratory

Two Twelve Medical Center Laboratory

Sibley Medical Center

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate: 24 hours (urine specimen cup)