Urine Culture URNC
One gray (Vacutainer) tube (4 mL full) or sterile container. Glass jars that have been sterilized are acceptable, but not ideal.
One 4 mL gray top tube or minimum of 2 mL urine in sterile container at 20-25ºC.
Unpreserved: Up to 2 hours at room temperature; up to 24 hours at 2-8ºC. Preserved: Up to 48 hours at room temperature or 2-8ºC.
Specimen that exceed stability, received in non-sterile containers, and any containers used with preservatives for urinalysis. Plastic containers, including medicine vials, are not acceptable.
Refrigerate specimen if transportation is delayed. Specify exact source of specimen (i.e.: clean catch, indwelling, catheter, straight catheter, etc.). If submitting this test with a request for Urine Cytology, please submit 2 urine specimens.
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