Specimen container for urine
A plastic container used to collect a specimen sample from a donor before testing for drugs. It features a temperature label affixed to the side with a range of 90 and 100°F (32 to 38°C) and also has a volume scale for sample measuring (10 – 180 ml).
Reading the specimen temperature is easy as the label is heat sensitive. It highlights the reading as a greenish-blue color.
Specimen container for urine. Monitor the temperature at the point of collection. The temperature of the donor’s specimen is critical and is always in a range of 93 to 98 °F.
Note: Samples that have a temperature lower than 93° F. and higher than 98 °F. are dubious and should be rejected. Often, a donor will attempt to substitute their sample for passing their test and hiding the fact that they are a user and is a reliable indicator of what may be happening.
You may also be interested in checking the specimen for abnormalities when the person being tested tries to overt the outcome of their test by adding oxidants etc to their sample. This is called a specimen validity test. We also provide a free drug test instruction form for use in your facility.
- Specimen container.
- A temperature sensor is affixed to the side of the cup
- Available in quantities of 10, 25 and 50
- Plastic construction
- Capacity 180 ml
- Volume measure for collecting the correct sample amount.
How to use the specimen container for urine collection.
Ask the donor to provide a sample of approximately half an inch into the cup. Read the specimen temperature immediately the donor passes the example to you. Body temperature is 98.6°F, expect a temperature drop of around 2°F. So you are looking for a reading of approximately 96°F. You can now safely proceed with testing for drugs with your drugs of abuse dip card.
If the sample is out of our recommended temperature range, it generally indicates that something is wrong with the sample. It may well be a substitute or fake urine purchased on the web. We have seen many examples of this; one name comes to mind is called “Urin-Luck,” it’s a product that looks and pretends to be urine but has no odor.
Weeding out the cheaters safeguards everyone so always check the temperature. Discard the sample and ask them to provide a fresh new example within 30 minutes.
Conclusion: Using a specimen container for collecting a urine sample will safeguard every test by ensuring the sample from the donor is at the correct temperature.