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Urinalysis, Microscopic Only

Performing Laboratory

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Methodology

Microscopic

Test includes WBC, RBC, epithelial, bacteria, crystals, casts, and remarks.

Note:  If patient’s insurance is Medicare, an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) may be required. See “Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)” in “Forms” in “Special Instructions.”

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive in laboratory within 1 hour of collection.

 

10 mL (minimum volume:  2 mL) from a random urine collection in a sterile urine container. No preservative. Maintain sterility and forward promptly. Specimen is stable for 4 hours refrigerated. (Specimen at ambient temperature for >2 hours is not acceptable.)

Reference Values

See report.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81015

Special Instructions