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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Leucocytes - Urine (POCT - Clinitek)

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Clean catch urine, preferably early morning sample

Adult Specimen

Midstream urine, catheter urine, bladder puncture urine

Sample Delivery to Lab

If further testing is required, specimen should be delivered to the Laboratory within 2 hours of collection

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

1 minute


Clinitek Status

Reference interval


Uncertainty of measurement

± 1 colour block

Additional Information


1. Highly pigmented urine may increase leucocyte levels.

2. High glucose, or the presence of Cephalexin, Cephalothin, or Oxalic acid may cause decreased leucocyte levels.

3. Tetracycline may cause low leucocyte levels or false negative results.

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code