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Urinalysis

Source Urine
Mnemonic
Specimen Requirements Midstream urine collection (MSU)
Minimum 8 mL required.
Specimen Handling If specimen will not be received in lab within 4 hours of collection, refrigerate until transported. Specimens greater than 24 hours old are not acceptable and will not be analyzed.
Additional Information

Microscopic reported only if macroscopic analysis shows presence of protein, nitrite, leukocytes or blood, if specimen is cloudy or abnormal color.

Exception: microscopic reported on all pediatric (<16 years old) specimens.

The Urine Myoglobin test has been discontinued; order Urinalysis (U).

Testing Location Chemistry-ACH, FMC, PLC, RGH, SHC, ACHC, CCHC, SCHC, SMCHC & Hematology-DSC
Rural: CRL
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval Macroscopic

Specific gravity

1.005 - 1.030

pH

5.0-8.5

Leukocytes

Neg

Nitrite

Neg

Protein

Neg

Glucose

Neg

Ketones

Neg

Blood

Neg


Microscopic

WBC
0 - 15 years
16 - 150 years


0-2/hpf
0-5/hpf

RBC
0 - 15 years
16 - 150 years


0-2/hpf
0-5/hpf

Granular casts

Neg

WBC casts

Neg

RBC casts

Neg

Waxy casts

Neg


Other

Urobilinogen

Neg