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Test ID NBLD0195 DIPSTICK, URINE

AKA

Urine Dipstick

Specimen Type/Requirements

Collect a random urine specimen in a clean, dry, screw-top container; or 8 mL conical yellow-top tube no preservatives; or 8 mL conical red/yellow jungle-top tube with chlorohexidine preservative (6 mL minimum).
Note: urine collected in chlorohexidine preservative is not acceptable for culture.

Minimum Volume

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL urine.

Transport Temperature

Transport refrigerated. If delay in transport (>8 hours), transfer to a tube with chlorhexidine preservative and transport
at room temperature.

Performed Test Frequency

Daily as received.

Methodology

Automated Urine Chemistry analyzer

CPT

81002; 81003

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo