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Eosinophil Count, Urine

Test Code

8559

CPT Code(s)

85999

Preferred Specimen(s)

8 mL urine - Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Alternative Specimen(s)

Refrigerated unpreserved pediatric sample

Collection Instructions

Encourage clean catch mid stream samples to minimize contamination and improve accuracy. Label the sample appropriately and store at room temperature until pick up.

Transport Container

Yellow-top, blue fill line urinalysis transport tube

Transport Temperature

Preserved: Room temperature
Pediatric Unpreserved: Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 3 days; preserved specimen
Refrigerated: 1 day; unpreserved pediatric specimen

Reject Criteria

Unpreserved specimen (adults)

Methodology

Microscopic Examination/Wright's Stain

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics-Cincinnati
6700 Steger Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45237-3046

Setup Schedule

Set up: Mon-Sun a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range(s)

No normals established

Clinical Significance

The presence of eosinophils has been noted in pyelonephritis, transplant rejection and drug-induced acute interstitial cystitis.

Alternative Name(s)

Urine for Eosinophils, EOS, Urine

LOINC®' Code(s)

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

Result
Code
Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
30030100EOSINOPHIL COUNT (U)12210-1Eosinophils/100 leukocytes

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

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