Sample for routine urine test can be taken at any time of the time of the day in a sterilized container.
Volume taken-Atleast 20ml.
If “specific gravity” is specifically requested then take 100ml.
Sample for urine test (culture) is to be taken early in the morning.
Sample taken is the 1st clean catch midstream urine of the morning. In this test, the patient preferably should not have done an antibiotic course or should have stopped the antibioties 24hrs prior to the test.
In this case a sterilized culture pot is provided to the patient by the lab.
Report is delivered after 48hrs.