Apr 11, 2016




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Urinalysis, Microscopy Only

Urinalysis, Microscopy Only (HCUAM) Urinalysis Lab Test

Name: Urinalysis, Microscopy Only

Test Name: Urinalysis, Microscopy Only

Health Link Test Code: HCUAM

LIS Test Code: UAM

CPT Code(s): 81015

Included In: Urinalysis

Methodology: Automated Urine Chemistry and Microscopy Analyzer

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:



 WBC  0-5/hpf
 RBC  0-2/hpf
 Bacteria  Not seen
 Squamous Epithelial cells  0-2/hpf
 Renal Epithelial cells  Not seen or less than 1/hpf

 Few calcium oxalate, few

 amorphous urates or phosphates

 Casts  0-4 hyaline casts/lpf


Interpretation Type: Reference Interval

Critical Calls: yes