CPT Code:


Test Type: 10 mL Urine (random)


Detect abnormalities of urine; diagnose and manage renal diseases, urinary tract infection, urinary tract neoplasms, systemic diseases, and inflammatory or neoplastic diseases adjacent to the urinary tract.

Insufficient volume may limit the extent of procedures performed. Metabolites of Pyridium(R) may interfere with the dipstick reactions by producing color interference. High vitamin C intake may cause an underestimate of glucosuria, or a false-negative nitrite test. Survival of WBCs is decreased by low osmolality, alkalinity, and lack of refrigeration.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

BD urine transport tube (preferred) or urine cup (STAT/DAY lab setting).

A voided specimen is usually acceptable. If specimen is likely to be contaminated, a clean catch midstream specimen is desirable.

BD urine transport tube: Refrigerated or room temperature for up to 72 hours; Urine cup: Room temperature up to 2 hours and refrigerated up to 48 hours.