This specimen container is for collection of urine and the monitoring of its temperature.
It features a temperature label affixed to the side and volume scale measuring from 10 – 180 ml in volume.
The temperature label has a sensor that highlights the temperature by turning to a greenish blue color. When a donor provides a sample in the container you can easily read the samples temperature. The label senses temperature between 90 and 100°F. (32 to 38°C.)
Read the urine temperature immediately the donor provides the sample. Body temperature is 98.6°F., so we are looking for a reading of around 2°F cooler. Allowing for a small amount of cooling prior to testing, the temperature should not be less than 5 degrees cooler. (SEE NOTE below)
The urine sample temperature should be between 93 to 98 °F. to be considered good and valid. Samples that have a temperature lower than 93° F. and higher than 98 °F. are dubious and should be rejected. Ask the donor to provide a new sample. This part of the process is a very important as we have found that if the urine sample is not within the recommended temperature, it may well be substitute urine!
You can now safely proceed with testing for drugs with a drugs of abuse test card.
- Specimen container.
- Supplied in packs of 10 cups per box
- Plastic construction.
- Capacity 180 ml.
- Temperature sensor label.
- Volume measure is shown on side of cup.