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Specific Gravity, Urine

Specific Gravity, Urine (HCSG) Urinalysis Lab Test

Name: Specific Gravity, Urine

Test Name: Specific Gravity, Urine

Health Link Test Code: HCSG

LIS Test Code: SG

CPT Code(s): 81003

Included In: Urinalysis with Microscopy; Urinalysis without Microscopy

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Urine

Collection Container: Sterile screw cap container

Collection Instructions:

First morning void preferred. Refrigerate if transportation to lab is delayed. Indicate whether specimen is midstream, indwelling catheter, single catheter or other method of collection. For midstream urine collection instructions refer to Health Facts for you - Male HF #4247, Female HF # 4236 located on UConnect.

Collection Volume: 10 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 3 mL

Stability Ambient:

2 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

24 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Urine aliquot

Testing Volume: 10 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 3 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to the laboratory immediately. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Samples held at room temperature for more than 2 hours or samples refrigerated for more than 24 hours are not acceptable.


Age 0 days and up:  1.005-1.035

Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Effective Date of Reference Range: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:29:00 CST

Additional Information:

Conversion and Sensitivity Chart Link