Eosinophils in Urine Sediment
Antrim #20118, EPIC: LAB5163
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: 50 mL random urine in a screw-capped container (preferred) or other sterile collection cup. (Minimum: 10 mL)
Specimens should be delivered to the Laboratory within one hour of collection to prevent leukocyte lysis.
Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation
Arrange for transportation to the Laboratory prior to specimen collection. Maintain specimens refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to transport.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 50 mL urine, refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F). (Minimum: 10 mL)
Specimens exceeding recommended time limits (one hour at room temperature, three hours refrigerated).
Inpatient Specimen Preparation
Transport specimen to the Laboratory immediately after collection for processing.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 1 hour
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 3 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Dearborn Hematology Laboratory
Farmington Hills Hematology Laboratory
Grosse Pointe Hematology Laboratory
Royal Oak Hematology Laboratory
Taylor Hematology Laboratory
Trenton Hematology Laboratory
Troy Hematology Laboratory
Wayne Blood Bank
Sunday – Saturday, 24 hours a day.
Results available within 8 hours.
Wright-Giemsa Stain, Manual Microsopy.
Increased numbers of eosinophils may be found in urine from patients with tubulointerstitial disease associated with hypersensitivity to drugs such as penicillin and its analogues.
Hematology Laboratory – TYL
Blood Bank Laboratory – WYN
Hematology/Coagulation Laboratory – TRN
Hematology Laboratory – DBN
Hematology/Coagulation Laboratory – FH
Hematology/Urinalysis Laboratory – GP
Hematology Laboratory – RO
Hematology/Coagulation Laboratory – TR
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