Urinalysis, Automated (with Reflex Microscopy)
- Urinalysis with Micro: 81001
- Urinalysis without Micro: 81003
Container/Tube: Clean plastic sample cup with securely fastened lid
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
- No preservatives.
- Refrigerate specimen after collection
Storage: Specimens will be stable for up to 24 hours at 2 – 8ºC
Unacceptable Conditions: Urine specimens left at room temperature for more than 2 hours will be rejected.
Semi-automated urine chemistry analyzer that measures color change by reflectance photometry.
Within 24 hours
Monday - Friday
Color, appearance, specific gravity, pH, protein, glucose, ketones, occult blood, leukocyte esterase, nitrite, bilirubin, and urobilinogen are performed on all routine urinalysis ordered. If protein, leukocyte esterase, occult blood, and nitrites are all negative, microscopic examination is not performed; just the above parameters are reported. A microscopic exam will be reflexed if any of the following are positive: protein, blood, leukocyte esterase or nitrite.