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Test Code Urinalysis, microscopic if indicated / UA/I Urinalysis, microscopic if indicated

Important Note

  • If a physician wants microscopic examination irregardless of dipstick results order: Urinalysis, with mandatory microscopic/UAM/I.
  • If physician wants a culture if indicated order: Urinalysis, microscopic if indicated, reflex to culture when indicated/UAC.
  • If specimen is grossly bloody or viscous test will be canceled and Urinalysis (UA), Routine/UA will be ordered.

Methodology

iChem Velocity Strips. Includes specimen type, color, clarity, bilirubin, blood, glucose, leukocyte esterase, nitrates, pH, protein, urobilinogen.

IQ200 Elite Microscopy System

 

Note: If dipstick is positive for blood, leukocyte esterase, nitrates, or protein a microscopic examination of the urine will be performed.

Performing Laboratory

North Colorado Medical Center, Urinalysis Dept.

Specimen Type

Urine

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine container

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Collection Instructions:

  • Collect a random urine specimen. Maintain sterility.
  • Specimen must arrive within 30 minutes of collection

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type

Temperature

Time

Urine

Refrigerated

24 hours

 

Specimen Minimum Volume

3.0 mL

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

 

Reference Values

iChem Dispstick

Color:  yellow

Clarity:  clear

Bilirubin:  negative

Blood:  negative
Glucose:  negative

Leukocyte esterase:  negative
Ketones:  negative

Nitrates:  negative
pH:  5.0-9.0
Protein:  negative

Specific gravity:  1.000-1.040

Urobilinogen:  negative

 

IQ200 Elite Microscopic System (if applicable)
WBC:  0-5

RBC:  0-2

Squamous Epithelial cells:  0-5

Hyaline Casts: 0-2

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81001 - urinalysis, with microscopy (if applicable)

81003 - urinalysis, without microscopy (if applicable)