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26328 Urinalysis with Culture if Indicated

Urinalysis with Culture if Indicated
Test Code: STXRC
Test Components

RUA and reflex Culture with Susceptibility if the following criteria is present:

  • <= 10 Squamous/hpf

AND

  • >10 WBC/hpf on microscopic examination
Useful For

Urinalysis provides important information regarding the status of a patient's health. Urinalysis test results are used to:

  • Aid in diagnosis of disease
  • Screen for asymptomatic, congenital, or hereditary diseases
  • Monitor progress of disease
  • Monitor effectiveness or complications of therapy

Culture may identify the organism(s) causing infection.

Specimen Requirements
Fasting RequiredSpecimen TypePreferred Container/TubeAcceptable Container/TubeSpecimen VolumeSpecimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No​Urine, clean catch midstream​Sterile sage cup or urine container​VACUETTE urine transport tube, No additive​10 mL​1 mL​0.5 mL
Collection Processing Instructions

Collect catheterized or clean-catch urine. Send specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. Culture of specimens >24 hours may lead to a reduction in recovery of microorganisms.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
​Urine​Refrigerated​24 hours
Rejection Criteria
Unlabeled or improperly labeledLeaking containers
Contaminated with feces or bathroom tissue​​Urine in preservative
​Urine in swab or Eswab​Unrefrigerated urine
​Urine > 24 hours​Bagged urines
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing LocationDay(s) Test PerformedAnalytical TimeMethodology/Instrumentation
​All sites​Monday through Sunday

​RUA: < 2 hours

​Siemens Multistix 10/Siemens Clinitek Atlas 10, Flow Cytometry/Phase Microscopy
​URNS: 2 daysQuantitative Culture (0.001 mL)
Reference Range Information
Performing LocationReference Range
​All sites​See individual test components for reference ranges
Outreach CPTs
CPTModifier
(if needed)
QuantityDescriptionComments
81001​​​Urine, Dipstick & Microscopy​​As needed
​87086​Colony Count​As needed
87088​​Isolation and Presumptive Identification​​As needed
87077​Definitive Identification​​As needed
87186​​MIC susceptibility​​As needed
87184​​KB (disk), susceptibility​​As needed
87181​​MIC susceptibility, E-test, gradient strip​​As needed
87147​​Serotyping/grouping​​As needed
Test Components

RUA and reflex Culture with Susceptibility if the following criteria is present:

  • <= 10 Squamous/hpf

AND

  • >10 WBC/hpf on microscopic examination
Ordering Applications
Ordering ApplicationDescription
COM​
​Cerner​Urinalysis with Culture if Indicated
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting RequiredSpecimen TypePreferred Container/TubeAcceptable Container/TubeSpecimen VolumeSpecimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No​Urine, clean catch midstream​Sterile sage cup or urine container​VACUETTE urine transport tube, No additive​10 mL​1 mL​0.5 mL
Collection Processing

Collect catheterized or clean-catch urine. Send specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. Culture of specimens >24 hours may lead to a reduction in recovery of microorganisms.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
​Urine​Refrigerated​24 hours
Rejection Criteria
Unlabeled or improperly labeledLeaking containers
Contaminated with feces or bathroom tissue​​Urine in preservative
​Urine in swab or Eswab​Unrefrigerated urine
​Urine > 24 hours​Bagged urines
Useful For

Urinalysis provides important information regarding the status of a patient's health. Urinalysis test results are used to:

  • Aid in diagnosis of disease
  • Screen for asymptomatic, congenital, or hereditary diseases
  • Monitor progress of disease
  • Monitor effectiveness or complications of therapy

Culture may identify the organism(s) causing infection.

Test Components

RUA and reflex Culture with Susceptibility if the following criteria is present:

  • <= 10 Squamous/hpf

AND

  • >10 WBC/hpf on microscopic examination
Reference Range Information
Performing LocationReference Range
​All sites​See individual test components for reference ranges
For more information visit:
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing LocationDay(s) Test PerformedAnalytical TimeMethodology/Instrumentation
​All sites​Monday through Sunday

​RUA: < 2 hours

​Siemens Multistix 10/Siemens Clinitek Atlas 10, Flow Cytometry/Phase Microscopy
​URNS: 2 daysQuantitative Culture (0.001 mL)
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPTModifier
(if needed)
QuantityDescriptionComments
81001​​​Urine, Dipstick & Microscopy​​As needed
​87086​Colony Count​As needed
87088​​Isolation and Presumptive Identification​​As needed
87077​Definitive Identification​​As needed
87186​​MIC susceptibility​​As needed
87184​​KB (disk), susceptibility​​As needed
87181​​MIC susceptibility, E-test, gradient strip​​As needed
87147​​Serotyping/grouping​​As needed
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.