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Test Mnemonic UA Urinalysis, Routine, Without Microscopy

Methodology

Clinical Significance:

Screen for abnormalities of urine; diagnosis and management of renal diseases, urinary tract infections, urinary tract neoplasms, and systemic diseases; and dehydration.

Performing Laboratory

Hallmark Health

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

10 mL from a random, clean-catch urine collection. No preservative. Send specimen refrigerated in a plastic urine container.

Note:  Follow instructions in “Urine Collection” in “Special Instructions.”

Reference Values

Clarity:  clear, hazy, or cloudy

Character:  clear

pH:  5.0-9.0

Specific gravity:  1.003-1.035

Protein:  negative/trace

Sugar:  negative

Ketones:  negative

Urobilinogen:  0.2-2.0

Bile:  negative

Blood:  negative

Esterase:  negative

Nitrate:  negative

Special Instructions