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Test Code UCHM Urine Chemistries, Macroscopic

Methodology

If blood, esterase or nitrates are positive, then a microscopic examination will be performed.

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Hematology

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive immediately after collection. Delay in testing affects results.

 

Urine

Container/Tube:  Random urine container - No preservative.

Volume:  12 mL of  random urine

Collection Instructions: First morning specimen preferred. Follow instructions in "Urine Collection" in "Special Instructions".

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Note: Label specimen appropriately.

Reference Values

See report.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Special Instructions