Urine Dipstick Screening       MCL Procedure for Waived Applications
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Patient Specimen Collection Instructions:

For a standard urine collection, begin to urinate as usual and then put the cup into the stream to catch some of the urine in the paper cup. It doesn't take too much---about one-fourth of a cup will fill the tube--so you can finish your business in the toilet. Bring your sample back to the unit for testing.

Testing:

Test the sample in the fresh state.

- pH may be read immediately

- glucose and ketone - wait 60 seconds after dipping

- urobilinogen - read 10-30 seconds after dipping

- protein - read 30-60 seconds after dipping

- leukocytes - 60-120 seconds

Quality control: