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Urinalysis CPT: 81001

Test Includes

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

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Urine (random)

Volume

10 mL

Minimum Volume

2 mL

Container

BD urine transport tube (preferred) or urine cup (STAT/DAY lab setting)

Collection

A voided specimen is usually suitable. If the specimen is likely to be contaminated, a clean catch midstream specimen is desirable.

Storage Instructions

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.

Patient Information

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.