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Test Code UAIFF Urinalysis, Routine with Culture, if Indicated

Additional Codes

Epic order code LAB 2288

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

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 a routine urinalysis and microscopic examination including: color, appearance, specific gravity, pH, protein, glucose, occult blood, ketones, bilirubin, urobilinogen, and nitrite. Microscopic examination of urine sediment is also performed.


A urine culture is set up if there are >9 WBC/hpf, >1+ bacteria, positive nitrite or >small leukocyte esterase. See memo at left under "Resources" for additional details.

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/Stability

Refrigerated/Ambient:  72 hours-Cherry/Yellow UA Tube
Refrigerated:   24 hours-Sterile Cup

Ambient:    2 hours-Sterile Cup

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday