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Test Code UIF Urinalysis, Culture (If Indicated)


Urinalysis Automated and Culture

Reflex Testing:

When any 2 or more of the following results are obtained, a culture will be performed:

    WBC: > 10/hpf

    Nitrite: positive

    Leukocyte esterase: positive


 Note: A urine culture will not be performed if 10 or more squamous epithelial cells/hpf are also observed.

Performing Laboratory

Munson Medical Center Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 4 hours of collection.


Submit >5 mL from a midstream, “clean-catch,” random urine collection. No preservative. Send specimen refrigerated in a plastic urine container.

Reference Values

RBC: <4/hpf
WBC: <4/hpf

Specific gravity: 1.003-1.035

pH: 5.0-8.0

Leukocyte esterase: negative

Nitrite: negative

Protein, qualitative: negative

Glucose: negative

Ketones: negative

Urobilinogen: <2 mg/dL

Bilirubin: negative

Blood: negative

Color: colorless or yellow

Clarity: clear

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

81015 - urinalysis

87086 - culture, if appropriate