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Name: HPU 24-hour Urine Test

The receptable used for the transport of the HPU 24-hour Urine Test contains:

  •  Rigid Safetybag (receptable for transport of liquid diagnostic specimens):
    – a plastic PE safety bag as secondary packaging (180 x 105 mm, 74µm, 3g)
    – a hard PP protective sleeve (100 x 65 x 22 mm, 8 g)
    – absorbing envelope wrapped around the sleeve (110 x 80 mm, 1.6g)
    – a CE polypropylene transport tube with polyethylene cap (HD-PE) (10 ml, 92 x 15.3 mm, RCF 3000 x g)
    – containing 0.5g ascorbic acid 99.9% for medical purposes (food supplement) as preservative.
    – a CE LD-PE transfer pipette (6 ml, 146mm) for transfer of urine from collection device to the transport tube
  • Documents
    – Laboratory request sheet
    – Sampling instructions
  • Collection bottle
    – a 3.0 litre  brown CE PE urine collection device (container/bottle) with transparent graduation strip and yellow PP cap (246mm x 130mm)
    – a 500ml PP transfer container 148mmx80mm for urine collection (normally positioned under the yellow cap)
    – Ascorbic acid for medical purposes 6g as stabiliser

Abbreviations used
CE      Conformité Européenne (European Conformity)
HD     High density
LD     Low density
PE      Polyethylene
PP      Polypropylene
RCF    Relative Centrifugal Force (RCF) or Relative Centrifugal Accelertion (RCA) is the amount of acceleration to be applied to the sample.                                                            It depends on the revolutions per minute (RPM) and radius of the rotor, and is relative to the force of Earth’s gravity