24100:URINALYSIS, MICROSCOPIC EXAM ONLY

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24100:URINALYSIS, MICROSCOPIC EXAM ONLY
Alias Names: UA
Methodology: Automated Microscopic Exam with Manual Microscopy if indicated by instrument flagging
Edit Date: 4/5/2010
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 81015
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: 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.
Handling: 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.
Stability: 24 hours refrigerated or 72 hours in preservative tube.
Standard Volume: 10 mL urine.
Minimum Volume: 6 mL urine.
Transport: Refrigerated or in urinalysis preservative tube.
Comments: Includes evaluation for WBC, RBC, epithelial cells, bacteria and crystals.
Rejection Criteria: Frozen specimen; fecal contamination; specimen with needle attached; unpreserved specimen held longer than 24 hours.

Reference Range
WBC 0-5/HPF
RBC 0-3/HPF
Bacteria 0-2+