|Alternate:||Routine Urine; UA|
|Includes:||Color, appearance, specific gravity, pH, protein, glucose, occult blood, ketones, bilirubin, leukocyte esterase, nitrite, urobilinogen. |
Microscopic examination will be performed if protein, blood, leukocyte esterase, or nitrite is positive.
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 3 hours, STAT: 30 minutes|
|Container:||Plastic urine container with lid|
|Temperature:||Deliver to laboratory within 1 hour or refrigerate.|
|Rejection:||Urine over 4 hours old.|
|Normal:||Glucose, bilirubin, ketone, blood, nitrite, leukocyte esterase should be negative. PH 4.5 - 8.0 Protein Negative to Trace Urobilinogen 0.2 - 1.0 µg/dL|
|Uses:||Screen for abnormalities of urine. Diagnosis and management of renal disease, urinary tract infections, systemic diseases and dehydration.|
|Limitations:||Less than 2 mL may limit the extent of the procedures performed. Substances that cause abnormal urine color may affect the reading of the reagent pads on the dipstick.|
|Method:||Microscopic stained, colorimetric|
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