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UriSponge™ Urine Specimen Collection, Preservation and Transport System

Simplify the collection and preservation of urine specimens without added expense and hazard of hypodermic urine transfer straws using COPAN™ UriSponge™ Urine Specimen Collection, Preservation and Transport System.

As a part of the Liquid Based Microbiology product line, the UriSponge™ Urine Specimen Collection, Preservation, and Transport System combines a plastic tube and a screw cap with attached sponges impregnated with boric acid and sodium formate urine preservatives. Simply collect a sample by dipping the sponge momentarily into the urine specimen.

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Description

Eliminate the need to adhere to precise fill lines and reduce the bacterial inhibition from overexposure to preservatives or overgrowth associated with traditional vacuum boric acid systems with UriSponge Urine Specimen Collection, Preservation and Transport System by maintaining the urine-to-preservative ratio. Preservatives are evenly dispersed within the sponge applicator of the UriSponge and are only activated upon contact with urine.

 UriSponge™ offers a pleasant clinical experience and exceptional laboratory value:

  • Automatically processed on WASP® using its built-in spinner, which easily elutes urine from the sponges prior to planting and streaking. If processed manually, simply centrifuge the tube to release urine from the sponge.
  • No hypodermic needle urine transfer straw needed, eliminating potential injury and sharps disposal costs 
  • Reduce repeat collections from patient due to inaccurate filling of boric acid tubes
  • Maintains viability of bacteria at refrigerated and room temperature for up to 48 hours


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