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Urinalysis, with Reflexes to Microscopic and Culture
Macroscopic and Microscopic Examinations
A culture is performed, when appropriate, at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87088, 87086).
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)
Yellow-top, blue fill line urinalysis transport tube and gray-top urine culture tube
Reagent Impregnated Strips or Tablets
See Medical Report
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.
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.)
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