|Mnemonic: ||[U MICRO]|
|Name: ||Urine Microscopic Examination|
|Specimen: ||Submit a clean voided or cath specimen in a sterile container. Do not use a B/D transport tube. A first-morning specimen is preferred to improve diagnostic value.|
The sample must be delivered to the lab within one hour of collection or refrigerated for up to 12 hours.
|Reference Range: ||Urine WBC or RBC per HPF: 0-5|
| ||Urine Squamous or Round Epithelials per HPF: = Few|
| ||Urine Bacteria: None Seen|
| ||Urine Crystals: None Seen (noted only if present)|
| ||Urine Casts: None Seen (noted only if present)|
| Method: ||Microscopy|
|Note: ||Ordered reflexively if the routine urinalysis shows it is indicated by the chemical examination (|
Criteria for reflex microscopic exam:. Urine dipstick positive for any one or combination of the following: Blood, Protein (>=30), leukocyte esterase, nitrite.
|Processing Info: ||Not orderable in Centricity|