Specific Gravity, Urine
The specific gravity of urine is used to obtain information about the state of the kidney and the state of hydration of the patient.
Urinalysis transport tube (yellow-top, blue fill line, preservative tube)
Encourage mid-stream samples to minimize contamination and improve accuracy.
Label the sample appropriately and store at room temperature until pick-up.
Maintain specimen at room temperature. If arrival extends beyond seven days, then refrigerate.
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
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