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URINALYSIS (UA1)

Department: Urinalysis / Body Fluids
Test Synonym(s): UA1
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 Chemistries - Negative. Microscopic: WBC: 0 - 10 /HPF, RBC: 0 - 4 /HPF. All other microscopic: None / 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 the lab immediately. Test must be performed within 2 hours of collection. Microscopic is performed when indicated. Specify whether or not a catheterized specimen.

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