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Test ID: RUA    
Urinalysis, Complete, Includes Microscopic

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference


Dye binding-pyrogallol red.(Package insert: Wako Autokit Micro TP, Pyrogallol red. Wako Chemicals USA, Inc., Richmond, VA 23237)



Glucose hexokinase.(Package insert: Glucose/HK application sheet. Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, Indianapolis, IN 46256)



Dipstick.(Package insert: AUTION Sticks 9EB for urine chemistry, ARKRAY Inc., Japan, Chatsworth, CA 91311-5874)



Ictotest.(Package insert: Ictotest tablet for Urinalysis. Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics Division, Elkhart, IN 46515)



pH meter.



Freezing point depression.



Dipstick.(Package insert: AUTION Sticks 9EB for urine chemistry, ARKRAY Inc., Japan, Chatsworth, CA 91311-5874)


Reducing Substances:

Benedict's copper reduction reaction.(Package insert: Clinitest Reagent Tablets. Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics Division, Elkhart, IN 46515)



A microscopic examination is performed on urine sediments by conventional microscopy or by automation using the IRIS iQ200 Sprint. Determination of which method to use is made by visual inspection. If the urine is a clear, normal color and the amount is adequate (20 mL), the urine is analyzed on the IRIS iQ200 Sprint. All remaining urines have a manual microscopic examination performed on the sediment after centrifuging for 5 minutes at 1,400 RPM.(Instruction manual: Aution MAX AX-4280, Iris Diagnostics, Chatsworth, CA, rev D-7/2003; Operators Manual, IQ 200, Iris Diagnostics, Chatsworth, CA, version 7, revised 07/2012; Brunzel NA: Fundamentals of Urine and Body Fluid Analysis. Third edition, WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA, 1994)

Supplemental Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

1 day

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

2 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test