Urinalysis, Complete with Reflex to Culture

Urinalysis, Complete with Reflex to Culture

CPT Code(s):

  • 81001

Test Component(s):

  • Macroscopic and Microscopic Examination A culture is performed
  • when appropriate
  • at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87088
  • 87086

Preferred Specimen:

Submit two separate specimens: 1) 10 mL urine submitted in urinalysis preservative/transport tube2) 10 mL urine in urine culture tube (gray-top)

Special Instructions:

Encourage clean catch mid-stream samples to minimize contamination and improve accuracy. If sample is submitted unpreserved, please indicate that specimen is from pediatric patient (patient is less than or equal to 12 years of age). Label the sample appropriately. Unpreserved urine will be accepted from pediatric patients only.

Transport Container:

(Yellow/red swirl-top) urinalysis transport tube and (gray-top) urine culture tube

Transport Temperature Name:

Preserved: Room temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: Room temperature: 48 hours preserved specimen Room Temperature: Sterile urine cup 24 hours Refrigerate: Sterile urine cup 48 hours

Reject Criteria:

Quantity not sufficient for analysis, improper labeling specimen more than 24 hours old if unpreserved or more than 48 hours old for BD transport tubes, frozen specimens

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