Laboratory Services

Urine, Microscopic

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Urine, Microscopic
Micro, UMIC
Test ID
General Information
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
Specimen Type
Specimen Requirements
Urine Cup
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
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday, & STAT
CPT Code(s)
Additional Information
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
Reference Range
Specific Gravity 1.005 - 1.030
pH 5.0 - 7.5
Urine Color Yellow
Appearance Clear
WBC Esterase Negative
Protein Negative
Glucose Normal
Ketones Negative
Blood Negative
Bilirubin Negative
Urobilinogen Normal
Nitrite Negative
Microscopic Exam:
WBC 0 - 5/hpf
RBC 0 - 2/hpf
Squamous Epithelial 0 - 10/hpf
Casts None Seen
Mucus None Seen
Crystals with Identification None seen
Bacteria None seen
Yeast None seen
WBC and RBC clumps None seen
Non-squamous Epithelial None seen
Renal Epithelial None seen
Transitional Epithelial None seen
Trichomonas Not Present
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)