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Test Code UA Urinalysis, Routine

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Hematology/Urinalysis Section

Reference Values

Specific gravity: 1.005-1.030

pH: 5-7

Protein: negative

Bilirubin: negative

Urobilinogen: <2.0

Glucose: negative

Ketones: negative

Occult blood: negative

RBC: 0-3/hpf

WBC: 0-2/hpf

Bacteria: negative on spun specimen

Leukocyte esterase: negative

Casts: 0-4 hyaline casts/lpf

Crystals: negative


Includes color, appearance, specific gravity, pH, protein, glucose, occult blood, ketones, bilirubin, leukocyte esterase, casts, RBC, WBC, bacteria, urobilinogen, and nitrite. Microscopic examination of urine sediment.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Urine; clean catch, cystoscopy, catheterized, or suprapubic aspirate

Container/Tube: Urine Collection Kit-cherry/yellow UA tube or sterile cup

Specimen Volume: 10 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Follow instructions in Urine Collection in Special Instructions.

Causes for Rejection: Improper storage or quantity not sufficient

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refigerate/Ambient 72 hours-Cherry/Yellow UA Tube

Refrigerate 24 hours-Sterile Cup

Ambient 2 hours-Sterile Cup

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding