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Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
Test Code: None
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.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Urine: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 10.0 mL

Specimen Stability:
Ambient: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Urine: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Urine: 10.0 mL
Reference Values:
Daily or Stat
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More Information:
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.