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Published on January 24, 2018

Blood Urine Dipstick  

SIM

20730 

CPT

81005 

Synonyms

Occult Blood 

Specimen Type

Specimen of choice - Freshly void, first morning or random urine.  Catheterized Urine  Clean Catch Urine 

Container

Sterile Urine collection container

Collection Instructions

Clean Catch Instructions:
1.  Clean external genitalia. 
2.  Begin voiding.  Let first portion of urine go into toilet. 
3.  Without interruption of urination process, collect the mid portion and allow the rest to pass into toilet.  
4.  Preferred for Urinalysis and Culture due to minimizing vaginal or terminal urethral flora contamination.

Volume

5 ml preferred
Min:  1 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Refrigerate Urine

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Refrigerated: 24 hours 

Rejection Criteria

•  Insufficient volume
•  Fecal contamination

Reference Range

Negative

Critical Value

None 

Test Includes

Blood dipstick 

Methodology

Measurement of pseudoperoxidase in hemoglobin 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

1-24-18

Supplemental

  

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on January 24, 2018

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