Collect a random urine sample. First morning void maximizes result.
Onsite [NJH]: Transport to lab within 1 hour.
Preferred volume: 1 mL aliquot from a random urine into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Minimum volume: 500 mcL aliquot from a random urine into a labeled polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
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
Monday - Friday
4 hour routine, 1 hour STAT
Pregnancy (Urine Beta hCG);Immunoassay (Urine Beta hCG)