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Updated Test Information:
Urinalysis with Reflex to Culture
Detect abnormalities of urine; diagnose and manage renal diseases, urinary tract infection, urinary tract neoplasms, systemic diseases, and inflammatory or neoplastic diseases adjacent to the urinary tract
|Additional Processing Details||
If analysis is unable to be performed within one hour of collection, store refrigerated up to 24 hours.
1 hour room temperature. 24 hours refrigerated.
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Quantity not sufficient; improper labeling; specimen received in inappropriate preservative; specimen received in urine cup stored at room temperature greater than 1 hour old; specimen received in urine cup refrigerated more than 24 hours old; frozen specimens
Metabolites of Pyridium® may interfere with the dipstick reactions by producing color interference. High vitamin C intake may cause an underestimate of glucose, blood, bilirubin, and a false-negative nitrite test. A low ph can also result in a false negative for protein and WBC's. A false negative for WBC's also can occur with elevated specific gravity, glucose, and/or protein levels. An increased specific gravity may cause a false negative for blood and/or nitrites. False positives can occure for protein when hemoglobin is present and/or an elevated ph level.
Monday-Saturday, & STAT
Includes; Specific Gravity
Microscopic examination includes; WBC, RBC, epithelial cells, casts, crystals, mucus, bacteria, yeast, trichomonas, any other abnormality
|Minimum Sample Volume||
5 ml of urine
|Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)||
2 ml of urine
Reflex to Culture with any of the following results:
Urine dip results are WBC esterase is ≥ 1+ and/or Nitrite is ≥ 1+
Urine microscopic results are WBC >5 per/hpf and/or Bacteria ≥ Moderate