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 random urine specimen, preferably first morning.
Transfer urine to a Urine preservative vial/tube, urinalysis.
The BD Urinalysis Preservative Tube has a minimum fill of 7-10 mL; 10 mL is preferred.
If UA transport tube in not available, or there is insufficient specimen, transport in a screw cap plastic container (non sterile), refrigerated, within 8 hours of collection.
Urine preservative vial/tube - urinalysis (preferred):
Ambient - 72 hours
Screw cap urine container:
Refrigerated - 8 hours