Automated Microscopic Exam with Manual Microscopy if indicated by instrument flagging
Specimen Collection Details
Clean catch/midstream, catheter, cystoscopic, or suprapubic urine in a sterile plastic container. A clean, non-sterile container may be used, but will not be suitable for culture. Do not submit syringes with needles attached.
Keep refrigerated. Send to the laboratory within 24 hours. If delayed, submit the specimen in a urinalysis preservative tube, available from Client Services. These special tubes are not designed for use with urine for urine culture.
24 hours refrigerated or 72 hours in preservative tube.
10 mL urine.
6 mL urine.
Refrigerated or in urinalysis preservative tube.
Includes evaluation for WBC, RBC, epithelial cells, bacteria and crystals.
Frozen specimen; fecal contamination; specimen with needle attached; unpreserved specimen held longer than 24 hours.