Specimen container for urine
This specimen container for urine is used to collect a sample prior to testing for drugs. It features a temperature label affixed to the side of the container with a range of 90 and 100°F (32 to 38°C). Reading the urine sample temperature is easy as the label has a sensor that highlights the reading as a greenish blue color. It also has a volume scale for sample measuring (10 – 180 ml).
Specimen container for urine should be used for monitoring the temperature at point of collection. Temperature of the urine is important. The urine once collected should be checked for temperature and be between 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 to pass their test and hide the fact that they are a user.
Collecting a sample in a specimen container for urine.
Ask the donor to provide a sample approximately one third full. Read the urine temperature immediately the donor passes the sample to you. Body temperature is 98.6°F, so you are looking for a reading of around 2°F cooler. Therefore the temperature should around 96°F. You can now safely proceed with testing for drugs with a drugs of abuse dip card.
Checking the urine temperature is very important, if the sample is out of our recommended temperature range, it generally indicates that something is wrong with their sample. It may well be substituted urine, or fake urine that can be purchased on the web. We have seen many examples of this, one name comes to mind called “Urin-Luck”. If the temperature is out of range it helps to weeds out the cheaters. Discard the sample and ask the donor to provide a fresh new sample within 30 minutes.
Conclusion: Using a specimen container for urine drug tests will safeguard every test by ensuring the sample from the donor is at the correct temperature.