Test Overview
Test Methodology
  • Macroscopic: CLINITEK Novus 10 Urinalysis Cassette (automated) or Chemstrip 10 ( manual).
  • Microscopic: Sysmex UF-5000 flow cytometer with UD-10 digital imaging (automated) or manual microscopy .
Test Usage

Screening test for abnormalities of urine or renal function. To isolate and identify organisms causing urinary tract infection.

Reference Range *

CULTURE: No significant organisms isolated. Urinalysis Reference Ranges are available online at http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/handbook/Tables/UA.pdf.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Macroscopic analysis for blood using the automated CLINITEK Novus 10 Urinalysis Cassette detects only free hemoglobin and not intact Red Blood Cells. Negative macroscopic results may be reported when intact Red Blood Cells are seen on microscopic exam.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
UA with Reflex Culture if Indicated
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect random clean catch midstream urine specimen and send in sterile plastic urine container or transfer to Light Yellow top UA tube AND Vacutainer® Urine C&S Transport kit. Refrigerate and send specimens within 24 hours of collection; specimens may be stored at room temperature if received within 2 hours of collection.

Special Handling

Gray top tubes and Vacutainer® tubes with red and yellow swirl tops will be accepted for manual analysis only. They cannot be analyzed on the UN-3000 urinalysis system.

Normal Volume
Light Yellow top: 10 mL AND Gray top: 4 mL
Minimum Volume
Light Yellow top: 3 mL AND Gray top: 2 mL
Rejection Criteria
Specimens received in improper containers.
Specimens received at room temperature greater than 2 hours from time of collection.
Specimens received refrigerated greater than 24 hours from time of collection.
Unlabeled or mislabeled specimens.
Specimens in containers with preservatives.<li>
Specimens in containers with disinfectant or detergents.
See special handling for urines received in gray or red and yellow swirl top tubes.
Additional Information

Microscopic exam will be performed at an additional charge only on specimens that are positive for one or more of the following analytes: leukocyte esterase, nitrite, blood, hemoglobin, glucose, ketones, or protein. Call the laboratory at 936-6866 to speak with a Medical Laboratory Scientist about adding microscopic exam to urinalysis. Aerobic urine culture will be performed at an additional charge if abnormal leukocyte esterase or nitrite is found on Macroscopic exam or if abnormal bacteria or yeast results are found on Microscopic exam. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

CPT Code
81003 Urinalysis without Microscopy, 81001 Urinalysis with Microscopy, 87086 Culture
Fee Code
35302 Urinalysis Macroscopic, BA001 Urinalysis Macro and Microscopic, LA009 Culture