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Preferred Specimen(s)

Collect random urine in a clean container. Transfer 8 mL
(5 mL minimum) to Stockwell urinalysis transport tube.
Label tube with patient name, date, and time. Specimen
stability is 72 hours. First morning sample is optimal.
Note 1: This tube cannot be used for urine culture.
Note 2: This tube can be used for urine chemistries except
urine osmo.
Transfer 4 mL of sample from clean container to a gray-top
urine C&S Transport kit. Label tube with name, date, and
time. Specimen Stability is 48 hours.
(A microscopic exam and urine culture will be performed at
an additional charge if Leukocyte Esterase, Protein (if
greater than trace positive), Nitrite or Blood are positive
on the screening Urogram.
[For males and non-pregnant women: Includes reflex to
Microscopic Exam and Culture and ID and Susceptitibities at
additional charges - Test Nos. 303360 (Microscopic), and
790076 (culture)]
In children less than 2 years of age, urine will be
cultured. At this age, culture should be predicated on
clinical symptoms and not on results of the UA. UTI's may
occur despite negative UA results.

Minimum Volume

5.0 mL random urine

Transport Container

Urine in tube or cup

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

72 hours if specimen transfered to the Urinalysis
Preservative tube.


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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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