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Test Code LAB10077 Urinalysis, w/Culture if Indicated

Department

HEMATOLOGY

Collection Requirements

First morning specimen, Mini Cath, or clean catch midstream (ccms) specimen.

Testing Requires both a Yellow Urine Vacutainer AND a Urine Gray.

Instructions for Clean Catch Mid-Stream Collection:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap. Open the sterile cup and place cup on shelf along with the lid, topside down. 2. Open both towelettes and wash genital area thoroughly with them as follows. Female: a) Spread folds of skin and hold open. b) Wash area from front to back only. Keep skin spread open. c) Using second towelette provided, again wash from front to back. Keep skin spread open. Male: a) Retract foreskin completely. b) Wash tip of penis. Keep skin retracted. c) Using second towelette provided, thoroughly clean tip of penis again. Keep skin retracted. 3. Keeping area open, urinate, passing the first portion into the toilet. Keep area open. 4. Hold the outside of the container with your hand and DO NOT touch the rim of the cup with skin, fingers, or clothing. Still keeping area open, urinate into container. 5. Without touching inside of the lid, place lid on container tightly. 6. Take the specimen immediately to the laboratory personnel that assisted you.

Primary Collection Container

Yellow Urine Vacutainer (No Additive)

Urine Gray

Transport

Yellow Top:

Refrigerated, original container

Gray Top:

Ambient, original container

Preferred Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Processing

DO NOT centrifuge.

Stability

Yellow Top Specimen:

Ambient: 1 Hour Refrigerated: 24 Hours

Grey top specimen:

Room Temperature: 24 Hours Refrigerated: 72 Hours

Minimum Testing Volume

Yellow Top: 2.0 mL

Gray Top: 1.0 mL

Reference Range

By report

Methodology

Reflective Photometry/Microcopic

Clinitek Atlas

Culture & Sensitivity (if indicated)

Performed

Sunday – Saturday

Reported

As completed

CPT Codes

81003 routine UA only; 81001 if routine UA with Microscopic; Add culture codes if reflexed.

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen or UA specimens in preservative.

Additional Information

Culture performed if WBC >5/HPF.