Clean catch random urine [sterile urine cup] is the only acceptable sample type.
First morning void is preferred.
Aliquot urine into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Preferred volume:12 mL of urine
Minimum volume: 2.0 mL urine
Offsite: Frozen. Send urine aliquot Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Process ASAP at RT (15-25°C)
24 hours refrigerated at 2-8°C
>24 hours frozen at ≥ -20°C
24 hour collections are not acceptable.
Reagent Strips for Urinalysis read intrumentally by the Clinitek Status Urine Analyzer
4 hour routine, 1 hour STAT
Varies depending on age