Test Name: Unstable Hemoglobins Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description PPT test for unstable HGB Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Lavender Top Tube
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender top or 3 ml whole blood in (3) Lavender Top Microtainers
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
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Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
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Test Name: Urea Nitrogen, 24 hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit entire 24 hour urine collection to lab
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 Hour Urine Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability M-F, 0800-2300
Stat Availability Requires Pathology clearance
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 12-20 g/24 hrs
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Urea Nitrogen, Fluid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Fluid
Minimum Volume 1 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Sterile Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value No normal range defined mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Urea Nitrogen, Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 428 - 714 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Ureaplasma Culture Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Ureaplasma Urealyticum Culture Fluid Type Genital
Minimum Volume
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Ureaplasma transport media
Container (Microbiology) Swab in ureaplasma transport media
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Rayon, calcium alginate or cotton swabs with either aluminum or plastic shafts are acceptable. Wooden shafted swabs are not acceptable.
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
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Test Name: Uric Acid Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Plasma
Minimum Volume 0.4 ml whole blood in a Gel green Microtainer
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Gel Green Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 4 ml whole blood in a Gel Green Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) spin and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Spin within 4 hours of collection. Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value All ages the same:  Male: 3.5 - 8.5 mg/dL  Female; 2.5 - 6.2 mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Uric Acid 24 Hour Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume Submit the entire 24 hour urine collection to lab
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport 24 Hour Urine Container with no preservative
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Do not refrigerate
Test Results
Availability M-F, 0800-2300
Stat Availability Requires Pathology clearance
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value Male/Female and all ages the same: 0.25-0.75 g/24 hrs
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Uric Acid Random Urine Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5 ml urine
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 72 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Do not refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value No normal range defined. mg/dL
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Urinalysis with Microscopic Lab Section Microscopy
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 2 ml urine
Test Includes Urine Basic and Urine Microscopic Analysis
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 4 hours, if refrigerated in sterile container. 12 hours if collected in urine transport tube
Specimen Transport 4 hours, if refrigerated in sterile container. 12 hours if collected in urine transport tube
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value See Urine Dipstick and Urine Microscopic for ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Urine Culture Lab Section Microbiology
Alternate Description Fluid Type
Minimum Volume >5 ml fluid
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport
Container (Microbiology) Urine (Bladder drainage, bladder washings) Nephrostomey Fluid collected in sterile container
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time Deliver to lab within 2 hours, if unrefrigerated; 24 hours if refrigerated or 48 hours in transport media at room temperature.
Additional Test Information  
Specimen Stability 2 hours at room temperature
Specimen Transport Room temperature or refrigerate
Test Results No growth at 1 day or colony count of bacteria ID and sensitivity performed according to laboratory criteria.
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability  
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats Negative at 1 day; Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours.
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house)
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Keep specimen refrigerated until and during transport or use special urine transport tube at room temperature.
Reference Value No Growth
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Urine Dipstick Lab Section Microscopy
Alternate Description Urine Basic or Chemistry, only Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 1 ml urine
Test Includes Color, Appearance, Glucose, Bilirubin, Ketones, Specific Gravity, Blood, pH,  Protein, Urobilinogen, Nitrates, Esterase
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Urine microscopic can not be added to this test request
Specimen Stability 4 hours, if refrigerated in sterile container. 12 hours if collected in urine transport tube
Specimen Transport 4 hours, if refrigerated in sterile container. 12 hours if collected in urine transport tube
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value

Male and Female and All Ages the Same

Color Appearance Glucose Bilirubin Ketones Specific Gravity Blood pH Protein Urobilinogen Nitrate Esterase
Negative Negative Negative Negative 4.5-8.0 Negative 0.1-1.0 EU/DI Negative Negative
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Urine Microscopic Lab Section Microscopy
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 2 ml urine
Test Includes Urine Bacteria, White Blood Cells, Red Blood Cells, and (Casts, Crystals, and Epithelial Cells when present)
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 4 hours, if refrigerated in sterile container. 12 hours if collected in urine transport tube
Specimen Transport 4 hours, if refrigerated in sterile container. 12 hours if collected in urine transport tube
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time                       Routines & Stats R 4 hours S 1 hour
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value
Male and Female and all ages the same
Urine Bacteria Urine White Blood Cells Urine Red Blood Cells Urine Crystals Urine Casts Urine Epithelial Cells
None 0-4/HPF 0-4/HPF None None  
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Urine Protein/Creatinine Ratio Lab Section Chemistry
Alternate Description Fluid Type Urine
Minimum Volume 5 ml urine
Test Includes Urine Protein and Urine Creatinine
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Urine Container
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required
Transport Time
Additional Test Information
Specimen Stability 48 hours if refrigerated
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Stat Availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats R 4 hours, S 2 hours
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) spin/separate and refrigerate until analysis
Specimen Preparation (Outreach) Refrigerate until courier pickup
Reference Value See individual tests for normal ranges
Special Handling Instructions

Test Name: Uroporphyrin-1-Synth Lab Section Specimen Processing Area
Alternate Description Uroporphyrinogen-1-syntha Fluid Type Whole Blood
Minimum Volume 5 ml whole blood
Test Includes
Patient Preparation
Specimen/Tube Type Transport Non Gel Green Top or Lavender Top
Container (Microbiology)
Container Whole Blood Required 3 ml whole blood in a Non Gel Green Top or 3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top
Transport Time
Additional Test Information Protect from light
Specimen Stability
Specimen Transport Refrigerate
Test Results
Availability
Stat Availability
Test Turnaround Time Routines & Stats
Critical Value
Specimen Preparation (In house) Refrigerate until shipped
Specimen Preparation (Outreach)
Reference Value Accompanies Report
Special Handling Instructions