Changes in Urinalysis Result Reporting for UNC Medical Center, UNC Physicians Network practices

The way urinalysis results are reported has changed at UNC Medical Center and UNC Physicians Network practices.

Please note the following changes:

  • Results for leukocyte esterase, blood, protein, ketone, glucose, and bilirubin were previously reported using a grading system (trace to +4).
  • Now, leukocyte esterase and blood are reported as "small", "moderate," or "large," and protein, ketone, glucose, and bilirubin are reported as numerical values that correspond to the previous reporting system according to the chart at this link.
  • There has not been a change in test methodology.

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Core Laboratory supervisor on call at 984-974-2361.

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