Urine Microscopic

CPT Code

81001

Specimen Type

Urine

Container Type

Sterile Specimen Container

Stability

2-8°C

Handling Instructions

Collect in Sterile Specimen Container, No Preservatives

Clinical Notes

Careful microscopy of urine sediment on freshly voided, warm urine is important whenever abnormalities are detected in urine protein, blood, leukocyte esterase or nitrite, or when checking for crystalluria. Microscopy of urinary sediment is especially important for monitoring those with renal or urinary tract disease.