Step 4: Deliver the Specimen to the Doctor or Laboratory
The final step on how to collect urine sample is to deliver the specimen to the doctor or laboratory.
Make sure you deliver the sample as soon as possible or within 60 minutes. If that’s not possible (such as when you collected the urine at home), place the container in a sealed plastic bag and refrigerate it at around 4C or follow the storage instructions given by your physician.
Finally, don’t forget to label the container properly with your full name and the time and date of collection.
Proper urine sample collection prevents contamination and promotes the accuracy of results.
The steps on how to collect urine sample depend on the type of specimen your doctor requires. For a clean-catch specimen, you need to wash your hands, clean your genital area, collect enough urine mid-stream, and deliver the specimen to the doctor or laboratory as soon as possible.
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