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Test ID: UMIC    
Urinalysis, Microscopic, Osmolality, and pH

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


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



Freezing point depression.



pH meter.



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


Microscopic Examination:

Microscopic examination is performed on urine sediments by conventional microscopy or by automation using the IRIS iQ200. Determination of which method to use is made by visual inspection. If the urine is a clear, normal color, and the amount is adequate (at least 20 mL), the urine is analyzed on the IRIS iQ200. All remaining urines have a manual microscopic examination done on the sediment after centrifuging for 5 minutes at 1,400 RPM.

PDF 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

2 days

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