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 mL urine
Offsite: Frozen. Send urine aliquot Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
8 hours at room temperature.
24 hours refrigerated at 2-8°C
>24 hours frozen at -20°C
24 hour collections are not acceptable.
Reagent Strip with Urine Analyzer
4 hour routine, 1 hour STAT
Varies depending on age