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A 32-year-old male asked:

im using a 24 hour orange urine collection jug..do i need to put it in refrigerator? they didn't say to do, just double checking. thanks!

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Dr. Sreya Pallath
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Yes: It is better to refrigerate urine during a 24 hour urine collection. And also return it to the lab as soon as possible.

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