Urinalysis CPT: 81001
Color; appearance; specific gravity; pH; protein; glucose; occult blood; ketones; leukocyte esterase; nitrite; bilirubin; urobilinogen; microscopic examination of urine sediment.
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
BD urine transport tube (preferred) or urine cup (STAT/DAY lab setting)
A voided specimen is usually suitable. If the specimen is likely to be contaminated, a clean catch midstream specimen is desirable.
BD urine transport tube: Refrigerated or room temperature for up to 72 hours.
Urine cup: Room temperature up to 2 hours and refrigerated up to 48 hours.
To screen for, help diagnose and/or monitor several diseases and conditions, such as kidney disorders or urinary tract infections (UTIs).
When you have symptoms, such as abdominal pain, back pain, frequent or painful urination; sometimes as part of a health examination, pregnancy check-up, hospital admission, or pre-surgical work-up.
One to two ounces of urine—a sufficient sample is required for accurate results; sometimes you may be directed to collect a sample using a “clean-catch” technique: women should spread the labia of the vagina and clean from front to back; men should wipe the tip of the penis. Start to urinate, let some urine fall into the toilet, then collect one to two ounces of urine in the container provided, then void the rest into the toilet.