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Urinalysis, Macroscopic

Testing Information

Sample Type
Urine, Sterile Container
Test Codes
CPT Code
Testing Area
Test Methodology
Mission U500 Urinalysis System - Chemical Strip
Panel Contents
Color, Clarity, Glucose, Bilirubin, Ketones, Specific Gravity, Blood, pH, Protein, Urobilinogen, Nitrite, Leukocytes
Reference Range
Color: Colorless-Yellow Clarity: Clear Glucose: Negative Bilirubin: Negative Ketones: Negative Specific Gravity: 1.003-1.035 Blood: Negative pH: 4.5-8 Protein: Negative - 14 mg/dL Urobilinogen: 0.2-1.0 mg/dL Nitrite: Negative Leukocytes: Negative
Expected Turnaround Time
Results Available ≤ 24 hours from Receipt
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect urine in a vacutainer tube with no preservative. A sterile cup is also acceptable. Minimum urine volume: 3-4 mL.
Rejection Criteria
Quantity not sufficient, specimens that leaked during transit/biohazardous contamination risk, specimens with integrity failures when analyzed, specimens not labeled with two patient identifiers, mislabeled specimens with incorrect patient information and/or inaccurate collection date/time, specimens received at the laboratory outside of the listed stability window, specimens submitted using expired collection devices, specimens submitted using incorrect collection devices
Specimen Validity and Retention
Urine Stability: Room Temperature (20-25°C): 24 hours Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours. Frozen (-20° or below): Unacceptable. Specimens retained for 24 hours after testing
Courier Transportation
Transport specimen at room temperature (20-25°C) or refrigerated (2-8°C). Refrigerated transport is preferred.
Clinical Utility
Urinalysis is a screening test for a variety of conditions, including kidney dysfunction and urinary tract infection.
Special Notes
Urinalysis, Macroscopic testing does not include Microscopic analysis of urine specimens.