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Urinalysis, with Reflexes to Microscopic and Culture

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CPT Code(s)



Includes Macroscopic and Microscopic Examinations
A culture is performed, when appropriate, at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87088, 87086).

Preferred Specimen(s)

Submit two separate specimens:
1) 10 mL urine submitted in (yellow-top with blue fill line) urinalysis preservative/transport tube 
2) 10 mL urine in urine culture tube (gray-top)

Minimum Volume

5 mL

Transport Container

Yellow-top, blue fill line urinalysis transport tube and gray-top urine culture tube

Transport Temperature

Room temperature


Reagent Impregnated Strips or Tablets

Reference Range(s)

See Medical Report

Clinical Significance

Dipstick urinalysis is important in accessing the chemical constituents in the urine and the relationship to various disease states. Microscopic examination helps to detect the presence of abnormal urine cells and formed elements. Culture may identify the organism(s) causing infection.

LOINC®' Code(s)

The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.

NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
807LEUKOCYTE ESTERASE5799-2Leukocyte esterase
826URINE COLOR5778-6Color
827URINE APPEARANCE5767-9Appearance
828URINE SPECIFIC GRAVITY5811-5Specific gravity
829PH, URINE5803-2pH
830URINE PROTEIN20454-5Protein
831URINE GLUCOSE25428-4Glucose
832URINE KETONES2514-8Ketones
834URINE BLOOD5794-3Hemoglobin
835URINE NITRITES5802-4Nitrite
836URINE BILIRUBIN5770-3Bilirubin

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.

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