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Specimen Collection Instruction Packages

​Collection of Midstream Urine

For Females

  1. Ensure the container is clearly labelled with your full first and last name, date of birth or health card number and date and time of collection
  2. Hands should be washed and dried thoroughly
  3. Remove lid from container and set lid upside down to avoid contamination – DO NOT TOUCH THE INNER SURFACE OF THE LID OR THE BOTTLE
  4. Squat over the toilet, separate the skin of the vulva
  5. Continuing to hold the skin folds apart, pass a small amount of urine into the toilet – then urinate into the container. The container should only be approximately ½ full.
  6. .Replace the lid securely on the container. Place the container in the Ziploc bag and reseal.
  7. Wash and dry hands
  8. Immediately deliver your sample and requisition to a Dynacare Patient Services Centre
  9. If unable to deliver sample immediately, refrigerate the sample until able to do so


Last Modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 |
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