Idea Exchange: A handy at-home urine collection kit

Feb 01, 2010
By staff

I frequently request that pet owners collect urine samples at home to help diagnose and monitor urinary tract problems. My technician, Jess, has implemented a collection-transport system that not only helps owners but recycles as well. She provides a plastic pipette with a small screw-cap vial in an empty vaccine carton. Clients use the vaccine carton to catch the urine (the top and bottom offer two chances to catch a sample), and the pipette cleanly transfers the sample to the screw-cap vial for transport. This has increased recheck urinalysis compliance greatly.

Dr. Michael Frenette
Bismarck, N.D.