Automated Urine Chemistry (dipstick) Analyzer; Automated Microscopic Exam with manual review if flagged or abnormal
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 Stervices. These special tubes are not designed for use with urine for urine culture.
24 hours refrigerated or 72 hours preservative tube.
10 mL urine.
6 mL urine (smaller volumes reported with disclaimer).
Refrigerated, or in a urinalysis preservative tube.
Automated analysis for urine chemical (dipstick) parameters, and microscopic examination of urine sediment for formed elements. Includes: Specific gravity, chemical reactions (leukocyte esterase, nitrate, pH, protein, glucose, ketone, urobilinogen, bilirubin, and blood), and microscopic exam (WBC, RBC, bacteria, casts, crystals, epithelial cells, and other findings).
Frozen specimen; fecal contamination; specimen submitted with needle attached; unpreserved specimen left more than 24 hours.