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URINALYSIS & MICROSCOPIC (UA2)

Department: Urinalysis / Body Fluids
Test Synonym(s): UA2
Test Components: Urine dipstick, specific gravity, microscopic
CPT Codes: 81003
Methodology: Dipstick, refractometer and visual exam
Reference Range: Specific gravity: 1.015-1.025, dipstick: pH: 5.0-6.5, URO: 0.1-1.0 EU/DL or <2.0 mg/dL. All other urine Chemistries: Negative, Microscopic: WBC: 0-10 /HPF, RBC: 0-4 /HPF. All other microscopic: Non / HPF.
Tube Type: Routine urine container
Specimen: Urine
Pediatric Requirements: 2 mL
Volume: 12 mL
Minimum Volume: 2 mL
Stability: 2 hours
Reasons for Rejection: QNS
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour
Special Instructions: Send to lab immediately. Test must be performed within 2 hours of collection. Specify whether or not it is a catheterized specimen.

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