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pH, Urine (Strip-method)

Components

Name Method Department Units
pH, Urine Strip Urine dipstick
Core Lab, Urinalysis

Specimen Requirements

Urine - Random

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 10 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Use of urine preservative
  • Frozen specimen
  • Collected in diaper

CPT Code

  • 81003