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Mid-stream Urine (MSU)



Test Information

  • Container:
    Boric Acid and Urine Cup, 10ml, (Red)
  • Collection conditions:
    Use for mid-stream urine, SPA (Suprapubic Aspirate), clean catch urine (CCU), catheter urine (CSU), illestomy, ureteric. Specimens should be transported and processed within 4 hours if possible. If transportation is delayed refrigeration is essential for non-boric acid urines.-
  • Min vol:
    For small volume samples <10ml, such as paediatric patients use 60ml non boric acid container.
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT 1-2 days for culture, microscopy available same day
  • Additional information

    Sample stability - 1 week. Specimens that are not processed will be retained in the laboratory for up to 48 hours after the report is issued
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Last updated July 11, 2017


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