Urinalysis, Complete - Dipstick urinalysis is important in accessing the chemical constituents in the urine and the relationship to various disease states. Microscopic examination helps to detect the presence of cells and other formed elements.
10 mL urine - Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Refrigerated unpreserved pediatric sample • Yellow/red swirl-topped conical transport tube with preservative
Preserved: 1 mL • Unpreserved (pediatric only): 1 mL
Encourage mid stream samples to minimize contamination and improve accuracy. Label the sample appropriately and store at room temperature until pick-up.
Note: The yellow-top, blue line tube cannot be used for collection and transport of specimens for urine culture.
**This test code does not include reflex to culture**
If reflex to culture is desired, please order "Urinalysis, Complete, with Reflex to Culture" (test code 3020).
If culture is being ordered separately, submit separate specimen (4 mL gray-top tube).
Yellow-top, blue fill line urinalysis transport tube
Preserved: Room temperature
Pediatric Unpreserved: Refrigerated (cold packs)
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours - Pediatric specimen
Unpreserved specimen (adults)
Macroscopic and Microscopic Examinations
Reagent Impregnated Strips/Tablets/Microscopic Examination
Specific Gravity 1.001-1.035
Occult Blood Negative
Leukocyte Esterase Negative
WBC ≤5 /HPF
RBC ≤2 /HPF
Squamous Epithelial Cells ≤5 /HPF
Transitional Epithelial ≤5 /HPF
Renal Epithelial Cells ≤3 /HPF
Bacteria None seen
Calcium Oxalate Crystals None or Few
Triple Phosphate Crystals None or Few
Uric Acid Crystals None or Few
Amorphous Sediment None or Few
Crystals None seen
Hyaline Casts None seen
Granular Casts None seen
Casts None seen
Yeast None seen