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TEST DESCRIPTION

TEST CODE

UAC

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

NA

COLLECTION

SPECIMEN

Fresh Random Clean Catch Urine

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Gold top tube (SST)

COLLECTION AMOUNTS

Preferred: 15.0mL
Minimum: 8.0mL

REJECTION CRITERIA

Frozen samples are unacceptable.

PROCESSING

SPECIMEN PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS

  • This test requires 2 different aliquots.
  • Aliquot 10.0 mL (minimum 4.0) into a urinalysis transfer tube or urine conical tube. Label with the child CID label for UAC. Deliver to appropriate urinalysis testing site/department.
  • Aliquot 5.0 mL (minimum 4.0) into a Urine Transfer Tube (gray top) or Urine Transfer Tube (yellow top). Label with the child CID label for CPOS. Send to Core Microbiology.

PROCESSING SPECIMENS

Urine aliquot for Urinalysis

PROCESSED AMOUNTS

Preferred: 10.0mL
Minimum: 4.0mL

PROCESSING CONTAINERS

Transfer tube(s), urinalysis

SHIPPING/TRANSPORT & STORAGE

STABILITIES/STORAGE

AMBIENT
REFRIGERATED
FROZEN

2 hour(s)
1 day(s)
Unacceptable

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS

Ship refrigerated