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22949 Urine, Dipstick & Microscopy

Urine, Dipstick & Microscopy
Test Code: RUA
Synonyms/Keywords
RUA, Urinalysis​
Test Components
Color, Turbidity, Specific Gravity, pH, Protein, Glucose, Ketone, Bile, Blood, Urobilinogen, Esterase, and Nitrite, Casts, Renal Epithelial cells, WBC, RBC, Squamous cells, and Bacteria​
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Urine​

 Sage Cup

Urine Container​ 
10 mL​ 1.0 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing Instructions
Collect catheterized or clean-catch urine. Send specimen (in a Urinalysis tube) to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. The first morning voiding is the preferred specimen. Accurate nitrite testing requires urine to remain in the bladder for 4 hours prior to collection and testing.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine​ Refrigerated​ 24 Hours​
Rejection Criteria
Unlabeled or improperly labeled
Contaminated with feces or bathroom tissue​
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Bloomer ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Cadott ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Chetek ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Chippewa Falls ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Colby/Abbotsford ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Cornell ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Cumberland ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Atlas/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Eagle River ​​Monday through Friday Less than 2 hours​​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Atlas/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Greenwood ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Hayward ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Lakeview Medical Center​ ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Siemens Clinitek Atlas 10, Flow Cytometry/Phase Microscopy ​
Menomonie​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Mosinee ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Neillsville​​Monday through Sunday​​​Less than 2 hours​Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Oakwood ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
PhillIps​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Rhinelander ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours ​​Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Stettin ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Stevens Point ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Wisconsin Rapids​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Wittenberg ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites Color: Yellow
Turbidity: Clear
Specific Gravity: 1.002-1.030
pH: 5.0-8.0
Protein: Negative
Glucose: Negative
Ketone: Negative
Bile: Negative
Blood: Negative
Urobilinogen: Normal
Esterase: Negative
Nitrite: Negative
Casts: Undetected / None seen
Renal epithelial cells: Undetected / None seen
WBC: 0-5/hpf
RBC: 0-2/hpf
Squamous cells: 0-2/hpf
Bacteria: Norm / None seen​
Crystals:  Undetected / None seen
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Quantity Description Comments
81001​
Synonyms/Keywords
RUA, Urinalysis​
Test Components
Color, Turbidity, Specific Gravity, pH, Protein, Glucose, Ketone, Bile, Blood, Urobilinogen, Esterase, and Nitrite, Casts, Renal Epithelial cells, WBC, RBC, Squamous cells, and Bacteria​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Urine, Dipstick & Micro
​Cerner ​Urinalysis, Routine Complete
COM​​ ​Urine, Dipstick & Micro
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Urine​

 Sage Cup

Urine Container​ 
10 mL​ 1.0 mL​ 0.5 mL​
Collection Processing
Collect catheterized or clean-catch urine. Send specimen (in a Urinalysis tube) to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. The first morning voiding is the preferred specimen. Accurate nitrite testing requires urine to remain in the bladder for 4 hours prior to collection and testing.​
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine​ Refrigerated​ 24 Hours​
Rejection Criteria
Unlabeled or improperly labeled
Contaminated with feces or bathroom tissue​
Test Components
Color, Turbidity, Specific Gravity, pH, Protein, Glucose, Ketone, Bile, Blood, Urobilinogen, Esterase, and Nitrite, Casts, Renal Epithelial cells, WBC, RBC, Squamous cells, and Bacteria​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
All Performing Sites Color: Yellow
Turbidity: Clear
Specific Gravity: 1.002-1.030
pH: 5.0-8.0
Protein: Negative
Glucose: Negative
Ketone: Negative
Bile: Negative
Blood: Negative
Urobilinogen: Normal
Esterase: Negative
Nitrite: Negative
Casts: Undetected / None seen
Renal epithelial cells: Undetected / None seen
WBC: 0-5/hpf
RBC: 0-2/hpf
Squamous cells: 0-2/hpf
Bacteria: Norm / None seen​
Crystals:  Undetected / None seen
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Bloomer ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Cadott ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Chetek ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Chippewa Falls ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Colby/Abbotsford ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Cornell ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Cumberland ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Diagnostic Treatment Center ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Atlas/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Eagle River ​​Monday through Friday Less than 2 hours​​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Eau Claire ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Atlas/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Flambeau Hospital ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Greenwood ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Hayward ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Ladysmith Medical Center ​​Monday through Sunday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Lake Hallie ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Lakeview Medical Center​ ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Marshfield​ Monday through Sunday​ Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Siemens Clinitek Atlas 10, Flow Cytometry/Phase Microscopy ​
Menomonie​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Merrill ​Monday through Saturday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Minocqua ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Mosinee ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Neillsville​​Monday through Sunday​​​Less than 2 hours​Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Oakwood ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
PhillIps​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Rhinelander ​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours ​​Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Stettin ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Stevens Point ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Wausau ​Monday through Sunday​ ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Advantus/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
Wisconsin Rapids​ ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
​Wittenberg ​​Monday through Friday ​Less than 2 hours​ Siemens Multistix 10/Clinitek Status/Manual Method for Microscopic Exam
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Quantity Description Comments
81001​
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