Sign in →

Test ID NBLD0461 Urine Dip, Reflex to Microscopic, Reflex to Culture


Urinalysis, Reflex to Culture, Urine Culture if Indicated

Specimen Type/Requirements

Collect a midstream urine and submit in an 8 mL yellow-top conical transport tube (no preservative) AND a 3 mL gray-top urine transport tube (with preservative for culture). As an alternative, specimen can be submitted in a sterile screw cap container. Specimens without preservatives must be refrigerated within 2 hours of collection if unable to transport immediately to the lab.

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume 8-12 mL urine
Minimum Volume

Sterile container or yellow-top conical urine transport tube: 3.0 mL urine

Gray-top urine transport tube: 2 mL urine

Jungle-top urine transport tube: 6 mL urine


Room Temperature

2 hours (unpreserved)

48 hours (preserved)


Preferred for Transport >8 hours


8 hours (unpreserved)

Preferred for Transport <8 hours
Frozen N/A  

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Sunday


Urinalysis – Automated, semi-automated, and light microscopy

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo- Core Lab


Urinalysis – 81001; 81002; 81003; 81015 Culture – 87076; 87205