Refrigerated specimens in screw cap container received >8 hrs but <24 hrs from collection will be resulted with a comment: “Specimen exceeds standard time for testing”
Collect a random urine specimen, preferably first morning.
Urine preservative vial/tube, urinalysis
If UA transport tube in not available, or there is insufficient specimen, transport in the Screw cap plastic container (non sterile), refrigerated, within 8 hours of collection.
Screw cap plastic container (non sterile)
Urinalysis preservative tube (preferred):
Ambient - 72 hours
Screw cap plastic container (non sterile):
Refrigerated - 8 hours
5.0 - 9.0