|Lab Section||Clinical Pathology|
|Test Description||Urine specific gravity, biochemical analysis, and
microscopic examination of urine.
|Sample Type||5 -10 ml|
|Container||Leak-proof sterile container without additive|
|Special Submission Instructions||Submit sample with cold packs overnight, Monday-Thursday. Microscopic examination of urine sediment is most accurate on fresh samples (within 2 hours of collection). Significant degradation and alteration of urine sediment microscopic components will occur after this short window of time. If cytologic findings are of interest in a urine sample, we recommend preparation of direct smears/wedge smears of urine sediment on multiple glass slides, air drying the slides, and submitting the slides as a cytology sample.|
|Turnaround time||1 business day|