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Urinary tract samples

Urine (including voided, catheter, urethral washings and ileal conduit samples)

Collect urine in a clean, dry container with a screw cap. A 20ml to 50ml container, preferably with yellow lid (below) is suitable

Please do not send urine for cytology in Sarstedt Monovette

An adequate urine sample is the second voided of the day, preferably mid morning or random

Please note: The first sample voided in the morning is unsuitable for cytological analysis

Urine can be collected from catheters as well as washings from the bladder or upper urinary tract. The request form must state the method of collection

If there is a delay in delivering the sample to the laboratory, the urine sample should be kept in a fridge at 4ÂșC

The preferred method for the collection of industrial urine samples is the same as above (preferably in 25ml Universal tube). Please contact the cytology department in advance when sending large number of samples.

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(Last reviewed 27th February 2018)