Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: UR
Clinical Information:
Test indications: Urinalysis is routine for many patients seen in the physician’s office or medical clinic, and for most physical examinations. It is one of the most useful indicators of health or disease, especially in the areas of metabolic and renal disorders.
Test results may provide information regarding the status of carbohydrate metabolism, kidney and liver function, acid-base balance, and urinary tract infections.
Urinalysis is also frequently run on patient’s urine at the time of hospital admission and is often repeated to evaluate health status while the patient is hospitalized.

Recommendations: A routine urinalysis involves determination of pH, protein (albumin), glucose, ketone (acetoacetate and acetone), bilirubin, leukocyte esterase (pus cells), blood and hemoglobin on uncentrifuged urine.  If a positive result is obtained for protein, blood, hemoglobin, and/or leukocyte esterase, then the urinary sediment will be examined microscopically for cells, casts, crystals, bacteria, yeast, fungi and other formed elements.
Patient Instructions for Clean-Catch Midstream Urine Collection
Collection Devices:
Fresh random urine collected without preservative using "clean catch" method (see link to Patient Instructions in Comment section below). Specimen must be transported to lab without delay.
Specimen Required:
Urine: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 10.0 mL
Urine: 10.0 mL
Reference Values:
See Report
Daily or Stat
See Also:
More Information:
Urinalysis should be performed within 4 hours after it has been voided.  Urine > 4 hours old will have only dipstick urinalysis performed.
DSM Lab Personnel:  See Urinalysis Policies and Procedures