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4 Instruct the patient to void a small amount of urine into the toilet to rinse out the urethra, void the midstream urine into the specimen cup, and the last of the stream into the toilet. The midstream urine is considered to be bladder and kidney washings; the portion that the physician wants tested. 5 Fill out the laboratory request form completely, label the specimen container with patient identifying information, and send to the lab immediately. A delay in examining the specimen may cause a false result when bacterial determinations are to be made. 6 Wash your hands and instruct the patient to do it as well. 7 Note that the specimen was collected. Record any difficulties the patient had or if the urine had an abnormal appearance. For male patients: 1 Wash hands with soap and water. 2 Instruct the patient to completely retract foreskin and cleanse penis with towelettes or cotton balls. 3 Instruct the patient to void a small amount of urine into the toilet to rinse out the urethra, void the midstream urine into the specimen cup, and the last of the stream into the toilet. The midstream urine is considered to be bladder and kidney washings; the portion that the physician wants tested. 4 Fill out the laboratory request form completely, label the specimen container with patient identifying information, and send to the lab immediately. A delay in examining the specimen may cause a false result when bacterial determinations are to be made. 5 Wash your hands and instruct the patient to do it as well. 6 Note that the specimen was collected. Record any difficulties the patient had or if the urine had an abnormal appearance.
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  • Spring '17
  • Mrs.Diggs
  • Physiology, Anatomy, Urination, blood culture, Laboratory request form, Lori Pena, midstream urine

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