Specimen Collection Requirements
Urine, 50.0 mL of appropriately collected voided or catheterized urine submitted in a properly labeled sterile collection container with a lid.
Fresh and unfixed samples are optimal. If delay is unavoidable the specimen should be refrigerated. If a catheterized specimen is being submitted this detail should be noted as part of the order since the procedure can lead to artifacts that may be misinterpreted.
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