Additional Info: This test includes bilirubin, color, glucose, hemoglobin, ketones, leukocyte esterase, nitrites, pH, protein, specific gravity, turbidity, and urobilinogen. Also includes a Clinitest on any patient <5 years old.
If any of the chemistry values are positive, (excluding color, clarity, pH or specific gravity) a microscopic analysis will be reflexed and performed at an additional charge.
Methodology: Automated and Microscopic
Stat: Available STAT
Specimen Requirements: RANDOM:
12 mL (pediatric: 3.0 mL) from a random urine collection in a urine sample cup supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Collect as described above, using a urine “clean catch” sample kit supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
If using the blue-capped preservative tube available from Meadville Medical Center Laboratory, refrigeration is not necessary. The urinalysis preservative system contains a boric acid tablet and has a maximum fill capacity of 12 mL. Please fill to the maximum fill line. Shake specimen to dissolve the tablet and label the specimen tube.
If not using the preservative tube, deliver to lab within 2 hours for optimal results.
Available STAT in 45 minutes
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday
CPT Reflex: Reflex code: 81001- urine with microscopy