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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

UAR

CPT CODE

81003

EXPECTED TURNAROUND TIME

2-5 days
(TAT is the interval starting when a specimen and order are received in the laboratory and ends with release of the test result.) In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary. In the event that reflex testing is performed TAT turnaround times can be extended.

TEST INCLUDES

Appearance; Ketones,Urine; Protein; Urobilinogen; Glucose,Urine; Specific Gravity; Color;Leukocyte Esterase; Nitrite; Source; Urine pH; Blood; GATE UAC,UAR; Urine Bilirubin

SYNONYMS

UA+Micro if Indicated, UA, UAR, Urine Test

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Urine

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 20.0mL

Minimum: 3.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Frozen samples are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

For those testing sites that prepare aliquots for specimens received in original collection containers.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Urine aliquot

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 12.0mL

Minimum: 3.0mL

PROCESSING CONTAINER

Transfer tube(s), urinalysis

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT

REFRIGERATED

FROZEN

2 hour(s)

1 day(s)

Unacceptable

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

A Urine Culture (CUR) cannot be added to a UAA, UAR, UDIP, UDIPA or UMIC that has already been tested/resulted unless the original urine collection container is available at the collection site.