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Test Code LAB809 Urinalysis, Dipstick

Additional Codes

46623

Reporting Title

Dipstick-Urine

Methodology

Biochemical Dipstick

Useful in diagnosis of renal or urinary tract diseases and to detect metabolic or systemic diseases.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH, GMC, DNH, DMH, MGH, GMH, HMH, GCMH, DHC, WECC, PMC, MH, SH and OMH Core Laboratories.

Specimen Requirements

Minimum of 10 mL of urine from a random urine collection in a 10 mL BD yellow-top round bottom urine tube or a screw-capped, sterile, plastic urine container. No preservative.

Send an additional gray top tube with preservative for possible Urine culture add-on.

DO NOT SEND THE BLUE CAPPED INTEGRATED TRANSFER DEVISE COLLECTION CONTAINER. THEY OFTEN LEAK AND HAVE A METAL NEEDLE ATTACHED WHICH PRESENTS A SAFETY ISSUE.

Specimens should be received within 2 hours of collection. Samples are acceptable up to 12 hours if refrigerated at 2-8 Maintain sterility and forward promptly whenever possible.

Yellow with speckled red top urine collection tubes are stable for 72 hours.
Note:  Follow instructions in “Urine Collection” in “Special Instructions.”

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate/Ambient NO/Frozen NO

Reference Values

Color:                         Colorless-Yellow

Clarity:                        Clear

Specific gravity:          1.005-1.025

pH:                              5.0-7.0

Proteins:                      Negative

Glucose:                      Negative

Ketones:                      Negative

Bilirubin:                      Negative

Urobilinogen:              <2.0 mg/dL

Blood:                         Negative 

Nitrite:                         Negative

Leukocyte Esterase:   Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81003

Special Instructions