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Urinalysis, Routine With Microscopic Examination on Positives

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Clinical Use:

Detect abnormalities of urine; diagnose and manage renal diseases, urinary tract infection, urinary tract neoplasms, systemic diseases, and inflammatory or neoplastic diseases adjacent to the urinary tract

Specimen Type:

Urine (random)

Requested Volume: 

10 mL

Minimum Volume: 

2 mL

Container Type: 

BD urine transport tube (preferred) or urine cup (STAT/DAY lab setting)


A voided specimen is usually suitable. If the specimen is likely to be contaminated, a clean-catch, midstream specimen is desirable.

Storage Instructions:

BD urine transport tube: Refrigerated or room temperature for up to 72 hours.

Urine cup: Room temperature up to 2 hours and refrigerated up to 48 hours.

Rejection Criteria

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; improper labeling; tubes with boric acid or tartaric acid (eg, BD gray-top C&S tube); LabCorp red-top C&S tube; Boricon, Bortiex, or Boricult yellow-top C&S tubes; specimen received in BD urine transport tube more than 72 hours old; specimen received in urine cup stored at room temperature greater than 2 hours old; specimen received in urine cup refrigerated more than 48 hours old; frozen specimens

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