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Test Code UMICRO Urinalysis Microscopy LAB2104

Important Note

Indicate whether the urine submitted is clean catch, clean voided, sterile, etc.; also indicate the date and time of collection on the urine container.

Test Method

 Wet Prep Microscopy


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours after the
speicmen arrives at the testing site.

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the
specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 20 minutes after
the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Useful For

Screening for urinary tract diseases and some nonrenal

Specimen Requirement

10 mL of first morning voided urine is required.

CPT Code Information

81015 Urine Tests: Urinalysis, microscopi only

Reference Values

Microscopic Exam:

WBC: 0-3/HPF

RBC: 0-5/HPF

LOINC Code Information

24365-9 Urinalysis Microscopic Panel-Urine Sediment

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect the first morining void into a clean specimen container
with a tight fitting lid. Label the specimen appropriately with two
identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID
number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Transport
urine collections to laboratory as soon as possible. Urine may be
stored at room temperature for up to 2 hours. If a delay in
transport may exceed 2 hours, refrigerate the specimen for up to 4
hours. Specimens not meeting the above storage criteria may be