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How long can a urine sample sit before it is sent to lab for testing without going bad?

How long can a urine sample sit before it is sent to lab for testing without going bad?

Depends : Some things such as glucose must be tested pretty quick as they are consumed by cells and bacteria in the urine. Cells deteriorate quickly, bacteria multiply quickly. Protein could deteriorate. The ph can change depending upon bacterial action. Sodium, potassium, chloride, an similar elemental analytes are unchanged in spite of temperature and or biologic processes. In general test asap. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Why does my urine have a bad oder?

Why does my urine have a bad oder?

Urine odor: I agree with dr. Haddad; but caution that certain foods (eg asparagus) can cause urinary "odor", as well as dehydration. ...Read more

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When i urinate it smells so bad i don't like using the restrooms when i'm out of at a friends.. The oder of urine is very strong and embarrassing?Why?

When i urinate it smells so bad i don't like using the restrooms when i'm out of at a friends.. The oder of urine is very strong and embarrassing?Why?

Possible UTI: Urine odor can be an indicator of a urinary tract infection. Other symptoms include burning with urination, lower abdominal pain, and increased urinary frequency. It's also possible that it might be due to concentrated urine, dehydration, or an error in metabolism. This requires an evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is it bad to keep urine in?

Is it bad to keep urine in?

Urinary retention: It is not good idea to hold urine habitually for longer period because bladder contracts and relaxes by nerves. Holding effects bladder muscles, nerves and natural reflexes. Also urinary retention make you prone for urinary infection. Of course, rarely in exceptional situation, it is advisable to hold! ...Read more

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Is urine too dilute a bad thing ?

Is urine too dilute a bad thing ?

Yes: Excess urine excretion may be a sign of adrenal or kidney problem. You could also have a low adh (vasopressin). Also you could be overhydrated. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold urine for few hours?

Is it bad to hold urine for few hours?

Not a problem: You can hold urine as long as you can stand without damage. The only risk is that you might lose control and wet your pants. But otherwise no harm will be done. ...Read more

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If i refrigerate urine, will it go bad?

If i refrigerate urine, will it go bad?

Please Clarify: There is no context to your question. And, quite frankly it is a bit bizarre. Why would anyone save their urine in the refrigerator? How does urine 'go bad' or 'go good'? ...Read more