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Test Code EOSINO U Urine Eosinophils

Clinical System Name

Urine Eosinophils

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Urine

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container

Preferred Vol:  12.0 mL fresh random urine

Minimum Vol: 5.0 mL

 

Notes: Urine samples should be refrigerated and promptly sent to Seattle lab after collection to avoid cell lysis. Urines older than 4 hours may be rejected. Stained slides of sediment will be examined for the presence of eosinophils. STOOL SAMPLES ARE UNACCEPTABLE.

 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Non-sterile container, insufficient quantity, incorrect storage temperature, age of specimen, gross contamination

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Deliver to Core Lab Urinalysis bench. 

 

Off-site collection:  Refrigerated urine should be sent to Seattle Lab promptly after collection to avoid cell lysis. Urines older than 4 hours may be rejected. Stained slides of sediment will be examined for the presence of eosinophils. STOOL SAMPLES ARE UNACCEPTABLE.

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine RT

 1 H

Urine 2-8oC

 4 hrs

Urine -20oC or -70oC

N/A

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7  1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Urinalysis

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

Reference Range

No Eosinophils

 

Methodology

Method:  Microscopic evaluation of cytopreps

Analytical Volume: 5.0 mL

CPT Codes

88104