Urinalysis Microscopic Only
CATEGORY: LAB      MNEMONIC: UAMICRO
LAB: WMC
DEPT: CHEM
DAYS SET: Daily
TAT: 4 hrs
CPT:

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PREFERRED SPECIMEN:
     12 ml Random Urine

MINIMUM SPECIMEN:
     1.0 ml Random Urine

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     Deliver specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible after collection. Testing is optimal if done within 1-2 hours of collection. Refrigerate specimen if delay is anticipated. A urine culture will be performed on patients if older than two months of age and WBC is greater than 10 WBCs per field.

CAUSES FOR SPECIMEN REJECTION:
     Specimen held unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours.
     Specimen older than 8-hours post collection (refrigerated or not).

REFERENCE RANGE:
     RBC, 0-3/HPF
     WBC, 0-5/HPF