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Urine Dipstick (Urinalysis, Macroscopic)

Yellow Top Urine Tube

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB553
CPT Code(s)   81003
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Core
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: 10 mL Urine in Yellow Top Urine Tube (No Preservative/Additive) <2 hours old
Unspun: 2 hrs
Room Temperature: < 2 hours from collection
Refrigerated: 8 hrs
Frozen: NO
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: Yes
Turnaround Time   STAT 1 hr., Routine 2 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: See Table Below
  Critical: Glucose or Ketones: positive in <1 mo old


Reference Ranges:  Urine Dipstick
pH 5-9
Specific Gravity 1.003-1.030
Leukocyte Esterase Negative
Nitrite Negative
Protein Negative
Glucose Negative
Ketone Negative
Bilirubin Negative
Blood Negative
Urobilinogen Trace to 1 mg/dL

Reviewed by jcayless on December 16, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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