Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
URINALYSIS, COMPLETE - (U)
Test Code: UR
Clinical Information:
Test Indications:   (URINE DIPSTICK ONLY) provides information about multiple physicochemical properties of urine to assess glucosuria, proteinuria, hematuria, leukocyturia and infection.The urine dipstick provides a rapid semiquantitative assessment of urine on a series of test pads embedded on a reagent strip to test for: Glucose, Bilirubin, Ketone, Specific Gravity, blood, pH, Protein, Urobilinogen, Nitrite and Leukocytes.
 
Renal workup (URINE RENAL WORKUP) to assess acute and chronic kidney diseases consists of two components: dipstick analysis, and microscopic examination of the urine sediment ONLY if the dipstick is positive for protein, blood or leukocytes. If the dipstick is negative for protein, blood or leukocytes, there will be no microscopic examination.
 
NOTE: Microscopic examination of the urine sediment will be done ONLY if the dipstick is positive for protein, blood or leukocytes. If the dipstick is negative for protein, blood or leukocytes, there will be NO microscopic examination of urinary sediments.

Recommendations:  No laboratory testing is required for healthy adult pre-menopasual, non-pregnant women presenting with symptoms and signs consistent with acute uncomplicated cystitis without a history of UTI or other infection.
 
- The presence of pyuria (defined here as a positive urine dipstick for leukocyte esterase) should not be used to support a need for antimicrobial therapy in the absence of UTI symptoms.

Patient Preparation Instructions:  Fresh random urine collected without preservative using "clean catch" method (Link to: Patient Instructions for Clean-Catch Midstream Urine Collection). Specimen must be transported to lab without delay.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Urine: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 10.0 mL
Referral:
Urine: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 10.0 mL
Requisition:
Reference Values:
Availability:
Daily or Stat
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More Information:
Urinalysis should be performed within 2 hours after it has been voided. If it is not possible to deliver the samples to the lab before 2 hours, urine samples must be refrigerated or collected in BD Vacutainer Plus Plastic Conical Urinalysis Preservative Tube.  If it is not possible to deliver the samples to the lab before 2 hours, urine samples must be refrigerated and only will be examined by dipstick.