Urine Microscopic

Test Code

WBC, RBC, Epithelial Cells, Casts, Bacteria, Yeast, Trichomonas, Crystals, Fat Globules, Amorphous Crystals, Sperm, Mucus

Preferred Specimen

 Fresh Clean Catch Urine

Minimum Volume

Other Acceptable Specimens
Catheterized Urine

Transport Container

Sterile Specimen Container

Transport Temperature
Room Temp or 2-8 Degrees, Celsius

Specimen Stability
2 hours

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
old specimens, urines in containers that contain preservatives, specimens in homemade containers (glass jars, pill bottles, etc)

Automated Microscopic uses Flow Cytometery. If the specimen meets the criteria for manual review, the methodology is manual.

Setup Schedule

Daily on Receipt

Report Available
Upon Completion of Analysis

All specimens should be free from fecal and vaginal contamination.

Reference Range

WBC: 0-5

RBC: 0-3

Epithelial Cells: Neg-Occ

Casts: 0-3 Hyaline

Bacteria: 0

Pathological Casts: 0

Yeast: 0

Crystals: 0



Clinical Significance

Enumerates cellular elements in a Urinalysis.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.