This test consists of a macroscopic evaluation of specimen color, clarity, specific gravity and chemical dipstick testing and a microscopic component using brightfield microscopy.
The test can be used in conjunction with other tests to indicate a variety of medical issues including diseases of the urinary tract and metabolic or systemic diseases.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Urine collected in a clean container:
Optimum volume: 10 – 15 mL
Minimum volume: 2 mL
Specimen Storage and Stability
Store urine at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: within 2 hours for optimum results
Refrigerated 2°C to 8°C: 24 hours
Frozen: Not acceptable
Insufficient sample volume
Sample stored > 2 hours at room temperature
Samples containing contrast media
Samples containing various elements such as lubricating jelly, talcum powder, etc.
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Specimens submitted in inappropriate non-sterile containers or containers containing boric acid preservative.
Monday – Sunday, 16 hours a day
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr Troy, MI 48083