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Test Code DIPS/LAB5209 Urinalysis (Dipstick Only)

Performing Laboratory

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center / Asante Three Rivers Medical Center / Ashland Community Hospital

Specimen Requirements

10 ml of random urine in a Sterile plastic container

Sterile Collection Cup


Clean catch container should be used on all females over 10 years old

First morning specimen is always preferred
NOTE: Grossly bloody, pyridium, and other chemical substances may interfere

Specimen Transport Temperature and Stability

Specimen is stable for 24 hours when refrigerated at 2-8* C


1. Specimen at room temp over 2 hours.
2. TRMC and RRMC-  Specimen refrigerated over 24 hours

3. Inadequate labeling.

4. Improper collection.    


Send to laboratory as soon as possible.

Specimen Minimum Volume

3.0 ml


Neonate patients: low volume samples (<1cc) are acceptable.

Reasons for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient (QNS)

Lacking Two Patient Identifiers:

         1-Patient's First & Last name 

         2-Patient's Date of Birth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday 

Routine - same day

ASAP - 2 hours after receipt of specimen in lab

STAT - 1 hour after receipt of specimen in lab

Additional Information

Screen for abnormalities of urine, diagnosis and management of renal diseases, urinary tract infection, urinary tract neoplasms, systemic diseases and inflammatory or neoplastic diseases adjacent to the urinary tract.  Limitations: 
Insufficient volume, less than 2 mL may limit the extent of procedures performed.  Metabolites of Pyridium may interfere with the dipstick reactions by producing color interference.


Automated by dipstick 

Performing Department


Test Classification and CPT Coding

81003  -  Urinalysis, by dip stick or tablet reagent

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