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Test Code Billings Clinic: 4980 Urinalysis, Dipstick Only

Performing Laboratory

Billings Clinic Laboratory: Hematology

Useful For

Screening for urinary tract diseases and some nonrenal diseases

Methodology

Chemical analysis with reagent test strips

Specimen Requirements

  • Submit 10 mL of urine from a first-morning specimen.
  • Follow directions below for collection.
  • Overnight incubation in bladder yields highest bacterial counts.

Males

  1. Clean glans with soap and water or benzalkonium chloride antiseptic towelette.
  2. Rinse area with water or wet gauze pads.
  3. While holding foreskin retracted, begin voiding.
  4. After several mL have passed, collect specimen without stopping flow of urine into a sterile urine container with tightly-fitting lid.
  5. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.
  6. Maintain sterility and forward promptly. If there is a delay in transport of ≥1 hour, send specimen refrigerated.

Females

  1. Thoroughly clean urethral area with soap and water or benzalkonium chloride antiseptic towelette.
  2. Rinse area with water or wet gauze pads.
  3. While holding labia apart, begin voiding.
  4. After several mL have passed, collect specimen without stopping flow of urine into a sterile urine container with tightly-fitting lid.
  5. Label container with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.
  6. Maintain sterility and forward promptly. If there is a delay in transport of ≥1 hour, send specimen refrigerated.

Reference Values

Reference values are included with patient’s report.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Daily

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81002 - Urinalysis, non-automated, without microscopy

LOINC Code Information

Reporting Name LOINC Code
Bilirubin, UA 5770-3
Blood, UA 5794-3
Clarity, UA 32167-9
Color, UA 50553-7
Glucose, UA 53328-1
Ketones, UA 50557-8
Leukocyte Esterase, UA 60026-2
pH, UA 50560-2
Nitrite, UA 50558-6
Protein, UA 50561-0
Specific Gravity, UA 50562-8
Urobilinogen 19161-9