Urinalysis, CompleteMain Content
Test Code: 5463
CPT Code(s): 81001
Includes: Macroscopic and Microscopic Examinations
**This order code does not include Reflex to Culture**
If reflex to culture is desired: Please order Test Code 3020, “Urinalysis, Complete, with Reflex to Culture”
Methodology: Reagent Impregnated Strips/Tablets/Microscopic Examination
Clinical Significance: Dipstick urinalysis is important in accessing the chemical constituents in the urine and the relationship to various disease states. Microscopic examination helps to detect the presence of cells and other formed elements.
Supply: U03 - UA Tube w/ Yellow Cap
Preferred specimen(s): 10 ml clean catch mid-stream urine collection using sterile cup - urinalysis transport tube (yellow top, blue fill line, preservative tube). Do not fill above the blue line.
Pediatric specimen(s): Refrigerated unpreserved sample
Specimen Submission Instructions
- Open urine cup
- Fill the pipet with urine from the cup
- Using the dropper, fill to the max fill line (10ML) indicated on the tube label.
- Place yellow top on ths tube.
- Verify patients two identifiers on tube prior to packaging for transport.
- Store at room temperature until pick-up.
Note: The yellow-top tube with blue fill cannot be used for collection and transport of specimen for a urine culture.
Special Instructions: Encourage mid-stream samples to minimize contamination and improve accuracy. Label the sample appropriately and store at room temperature until pick-up. The yellow-top blue line tube cannot be used for collection and transport of specimens for urine culture. **THIS ORDER DOES NOT INCLUDE REFLEX TO CULTURE** IF REFLEX TO CULTURE IS DESIRED, PLEASE ORDER TEST CODE 3020 “URINALYSIS, COMPLETE WITH REFLEX TO CULTURE”. SEE SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS FOR URINE CULTURE.
Transport container: Yellow-top, blue fill line urinalysis transport tube
Transport temperature: Room temperature
Specimen stability: Room temperature: 72 hours
Reject criteria: Unpreserved specimens (adults), yellow/red swirl topped conical transport tube with preservative
For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-291, option 2.
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