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Refer to CLS Form #MI6007:
Acceptable routine urine sources include:
Information for Healthcare Providers and Laboratory Staff:
Use transfer device provided.
Overfilling of the transport tube will invalidate results.
*Hat collection: If the patient is unable to collect the urine specimen into the sterile container provided, it is acceptable to provide them with a disposable commode pan (hat) to collect the specimen.
The urine specimen must then be immediately transferred from the disposable commode pan (hat) into the sterile container provided, and then into the Urine Culture Transport tube. Refer to CLS Form #MI6009 Urine Vacutainer Tube for Culture & Sensitivity Instructions for Healthcare Providers.
“Hat collection” should be noted on the requisition.
Other non-sterile collection containers are NOT acceptable.
Store the inoculated transport tubes at room temperature until sent to CLS Microbiology.
Urine transport tubes must arrive at CLS Microbiology within 48 hours of collection.
Clearly indicate definitive source of urine (collection method) on requisition.
Indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.
Turnaround time for negative result: 1 day.
Urine colony count results are expressed in S.I. units: colony forming units/litre (CFU/L).
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