Urinalysis Microscopy
Label Mnemonic: UAM
Epic Lab Code: LAB1164
Downtime Form: A-1a General Laboratory Requisition
Hematology
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Urine
Collection Medium:
Yellow top round bottom tube (no additive)
Minimum:
3 mL urine
Rejection Criteria:
Sample will be unacceptable for future add-on requests for Drugs of Abuse or pregnancy screen testing.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection. Specimens must be refrigerated if transport is delayed for more than one hour. Testing may be added to UAS but cannot be ordered without UAS.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
WBC 0-5/hpf RBC 0-2/hpf Bacteria None seen Squamous Epithelial Cells <5/hpf Transitional Epithelial Cells <2/hpf Hyaline Casts 0-2/Lpf
Comments:
This test is also performed in the Iowa River Landing (IRL) clinical laboratory (for specimens drawn at that site).
Methodology:
Flow through microscopy
CPT Code:
81001
 
See also:
Urinalysis, Urine