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URINALYSIS, MICROSCOPIC ONLY WITH CULTURE REFLEX

Mnemonic

U WODIP R

Synonym

URINE MICROSCOPY ONLY WITH CULT REFLEX - UAMOR

Guidelines

A urine culture is reflexed when either:
A. >10 WBC's per high power field are seen on microscopic exam
OR
B. >10 (Few or more) bacteria or yeast AND <4 (Neg or Rare) squamous epithelial cells per high power field are seen on microscopic exam.

Refer to Patient Instructions for Collecting a Mid-Stream Urine Sample

Specimen Collection Requirements

Patient Preparation

Males: Discard the first 25.0 mL of urine then collect without stopping the stream. Females: Spread labia while urinating.

Collect

Urine, sterile wide-mouthed container. The first morning urine is the preferred specimen, however any fresh random urine is acceptable.

Supply Item Number - 135327

Handling

Deliver to the lab ASAP or refrigerate immediately if specimen will not arrive to laboratory within 1 hour.

Preferred Volume

15.0 mL

Minimum Volume

12.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Frozen specimen, specimen collected with preservatives, urine collected in a diaper or other absorbent material

Stability

Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 12 hours

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Microscopy

Reference Values

Reference Values

WBC: 0-5/hpf
RBC: 0-3/hpf

CPT Codes

81015; if reflexed, add 87077, 87088, 87186

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:19 AM


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