Preferred 25 mL from a clean-catch, first-morning urine specimen in a urine specimen cup supplied. Refrigerate specimen within 30 minutes of collection. Maintain sterility and forward to laboratory promptly, refrigerated.
A urine culture will be set up if any of the following criteria are met:
See Supporting documents.
Any time a microscopic exam has been done on a urine sample of less than 10mL, this will be noted on the final report along with the following statement:
Reference ranges are for routine urinalysis using 10 mL. No reference ranges have been established for amounts <10 mL of urine.
HPF: High power field; LPF: low power field
Specimens not refrigerated within 30 minutes.
Intensely colored urine.
Grossly bloody urine.
Urine Collection Instructions
Urine Collection Instructions ESPAÑOL
Urine Collection Instructions Infant
Urine Collection Instructions Infant ESPAÑOL
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