Urinalysis, Standard Exam

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: UA
POE DESCRIPTION: URINALYSIS; UA
CPT CODE: 81003
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Routine: 8 hours; stat: 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Collect separate sample for culture. This test cannot be added onto an existing sample.
CONTAINER TYPE: Sterile 80 mL urine container
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Urine
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimens containing preservatives, frozen samples, unrefrigerated specimens greater than 4 hours old.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 6 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection. Analysis should be made within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate specimen if delivery cannot be made within 2 hours. Refrigeration may cause a change in pH and the formation of crystals in specimens.
REFERENCE RANGE:

Specific gravity: 1.002-1.030; pH: 5-8; protein: <20 mg/dL; bilirubin: negative; urobilinogen: 0.2-1 EU/dL glucose: negative; ketones: negative; occult blood: negative; RBCs: 0-4/hpf; WBCs: 0-4/hpf, bacteria: negative on spun specimen; casts: 0-4 hyaline casts/lpf. Warm, freshly voided urine sediment from normal subjects almost never contains crystals, despite maximal concentration. </body/>

TEST SYNONYM(S):Routine Urine; Screening Urinalysis; UA; UA; Urinalysis, Admission; Urinalysis, Routine; Routine Urinalysis; Routine UA