Psed to preserve CELLULAR MATERIALS in urine. May cause false positive for glucose.
Touluine, phenol, and thymol
Inhibits bacterial growth. Maiontains pH to help preserve celluar elements.
Most Common specimen collected
First Morning Specimen
Collected immediately upon rising
Specimen of choice for Urinary tract infections
Most often used for quantative chemical analysis
Used primarily for microscopic examination
A needle is insertesd directly into the bladder
Transparent plastic bags with adhesive tabs are placed on genetalia on children 6-18 months of age.
Two-hour post prandial
two hours after consuming a normal meal. This specimen is then tested for glucose; used for patients with diabetes mellitus.
Causes ORANGE urine
Memoglobin, myoglobin, rbcs, beets
Causes RED urine
RBCs oxidized to methemoglobin
Causes BROWN to BLACK urine
Causes BLUE-GREEN urine
Normal range of specific gravity in RANDOM specimens
Normal range of specific gravity in 24 HOUR URINE specimens
Tool used to measure specific gravity of liquids. Calibrated with DI water.