URINALYSIS, CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY IF INDICATED

Mnemonic

UA

Synonym

UA CS if Indicated - UA - Urine Micro

Includes

Urine Dipstick and slide exam if indicated. Culture will be ordered using the following criteria: • Leukocyte Esterase POSITIVE (>=100) or • Nitrate POSITIVE or • WBC >=15 or • WBC >=10,<15 AND Bacteria MOD or MANY; 0-2 Epithelial cells and Moderate/Many bacteria.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

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

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

Stability

Urine Chemical Analysis (dipstick) and urine culture: Ambient 2 hours; Refrigerated 24 hours.

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Dipstick, Microscopy, Culture

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Specific Gravity: <1.030
pH: 5.0-8.0
Leukocyte Esterase: negative
Nitrite: negative
Protein: negative
Glucose: negative
Ketones: negative
Bilirubin: negative
Blood: negative
WBC: 0-5/hpf
RBC: 0-2/hpf

CPT Codes

81000

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 08:07:26 AM