24 Hour Urine Collections

The following procedures are for 24 Hour Urine Collections.

  1. To begin collection, record the time and date on instruction sheet.
  2. Urinate in the toilet and flush – Do not collect the first urination.
  3. For the next 24 hours, collect all your urine in the bottle using a collection hat if needed.
  4. When 24-hour period ends, urinate in the bottle.
  5. Record the ending time and date on instruction sheet.
  6. Promptly return the bottle to the laboratory.
  7. Be sure to refrigerate the bottle between collections.  A small cooler with ice can be kept in the bathroom to keep the collection bottle in if desired.  Otherwise can be kept in your refrigerator. Do not freeze.