Urinalysis, Urine Microscopic Exam Only

Abbrev Code:UMIC   
Order Code:LAB3843Order Name:Urine Microscopic Exam
Methodology:Automated chemical strip and flow imaging
CPT Codes: 81001 x1, 81003 x1
Test Includes:Microscopic examination of sediment.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
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Urinalysis Tests

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:Submit entire collection; analysis requires 3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL; collection volumes of 1-3 mL will be analyzed, but may not be concentrated before examination of sediment.
Container:BD Vacutainer Plus Urinalysis Preservative Tube, Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Collection Instructions:Specimen of choice is a first morning, mid-stream clean catch urine. Refrigerate the urine if it cannot be delivered immediately.
Causes for Rejection:Specimen collected with preservatives other than BD Vacutainer Plus Urinalysis Preservative tube; stored at room temperature >2 hours; stored at refrigerated temperature > 24 hours; fecal contamination; neonatal urine specimens collected on cotton balls.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated container.
Stability:BD Vacutainer Plus Preservative Tube: 72 hours at room temperature or refrigerated temperature.
Plastic Leakproof Container: 2 hours at room temperature; 24 hours refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Urinalysis  (M Health Maple Grove Clinic, Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Reference Range:
Red blood cells/HPF 0-2
White blood cells (neutrophils)/HPF 0-5
Hyaline Casts/LPF 0-2
Renal epithelial cells/HPF Neg
Transitional epithelial cells/HPF 0-1
Squamous epithelial cells/HPF 0-1
Bacteria/HPF Neg
Abnormal crystals Neg

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