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Test ID NBLD0195 Dipstick, Urine

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 
Note: urine collected in chlorohexidine preservative is not acceptable for culture.

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume 8-12 mL urine
Minimum Volume 1.0 mL urine

 

Stability/Transport

Room Temperature

2 hours (unpreserved)

48 hours (preserved)

 

Preferred for Transport >8 hours

Refrigerated

8 hours (unpreserved)

Preferred for Transport <8 hours
Frozen N/A  

 

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo- Core Lab

CPT

81002; 81003