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Test Code 095 Urinalysis Microscopy

Important Note

Indicate whether the urine submitted is clean catch, clean voided, sterile, etc.; also indicate the date and time of collection on the urine container.

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Urine Microscopic Only

MA Cerner: UA Micro

Specimen Requirement

10 mL of first morning voided urine is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect the first morining void into a clean specimen container with a tight fitting lid. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include date and time of collection. Transport urine collections to laboratory as soon as possible. Urine may be stored at room temperature for up to 2 hours. If a delay in transport may exceed 2 hours, refrigerate the specimen for up to 4 hours. Specimens not meeting the above storage criteria may be rejected.

Useful For

Screening for urinary tract diseases and some nonrenal diseases


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours after the speicmen arrives at the testing site.

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 20 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

81015 Urine Tests: Urinalysis, microscopic only

LOINC Code Information

24365-9 Urinalysis Microscopic Panel-Urine Sediment

Test Method

 Wet Prep Microscopy

Reference Values

Microscopic Exam:

WBC: 0-3/HPF

RBC: 0-5/HPF