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Test Code UA URINALYSIS with Reflex to Microscopic Evaluation

Important Note

For Information about Reflex testing see UA Information

Additional Codes

If Reflex Criteria is met a UAM will Reflex

Test Code: UAM

Test Name: URINALYSIS with Microscopic

Performing Laboratory

Porter Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Urine
Container/Tube: Plastic Container
Specimen Volume: 20 ml; submit  12.0 mL urine
Specimen Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
Collection Instructions:
1. Send specimen in plastic container with lid securely attached.
2. Place patient label on container, not on lid.
3. No preservative. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

4. Specimens left at Room Temperature for more than 1 hour maybe rejected.
4. Urine samples are stable for 24 hours at 2 – 8º C.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Days Performed

Daily

Available STAT

Methodology

Cliniteck, Refractometer

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81003 for UA

If UA with Microscopic is done, 81001 will be charged instead.

Reference Values

See UA Reference Values