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


Urinalysis, UA, Urine dip

Specimen Type/Requirements

Random urine in a sterile screw-cap container 

Preserved urine (red/yellow jungle top conical tube with chlorhexidine preservative)


Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume 12 mL urine  
Minimum Volume 3 mL/6 mL urine Unpreserved/Preserved



Room Temperature

2 hours (Unpreserved)

48 hours (Preserved)


Preferred for transport if >8hours

Refrigerated 8 hours (Unpreserved) Preferred for transport if <8 hours
Frozen n/a  


Performed Test Frequency



Automated, Semi-automated, light microscopy

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories-Bemidji


81001; 81002; 81003; 81015; Culture: 87076; 87205

Reflex Testing

A reflex microscopic examination of the urine (test NBLD0198) will be performed if one or more of the following criteria are met:

     Protein: Positive
     Blood: Positive
     Leukocyte Esterase: Positive
     Nitrite: Positive
     Color: Bright Orange or Orange


A urine culture will be performed (test MICR0013) when one or more of the following criteria are met:
     Positive Leukocyte Esterase with WBC value ≥6 cells/hpf.
     Positive Leukocyte Esterase with Positive Nitrite.
     Positive Nitrite with WBC value ≥6 cells/hpf