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Test Code URED/LAB554 Reducing Substances - Urine

Performing Laboratory

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center / Asante Three Rivers Medical Center

Specimen Requirements

Random urine (no preservatives)

Sterile Urine Collection Cup

Specimen Transport Temperature and Stability

Transport to laboratory as soon as possible. 
Refrigerate: 2-8° C

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Routine - same day.

Additional Information

Use: This test is for the semi-quantitative determination of
reducing substances (usually glucose) in urine; detection of
glycosuria, galactosuria; screen for overt diabetes mellitus;
screen for pentosuria; screen for lactosemia; diagnosis of renal
glycosuria.  Sugars detected include glucose, lactose,
fructose, galactose and other pentoses.


Clinitest Tablet (Benedict’s copper reduction reaction)

Performing Department


Test Classification and CPT Coding

81005 – Urinalysis; qualitative or semiquantitative

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