Can I keep a urine sample in the fridge overnight?

(6 Posts)
Fluffycloudland77 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:44:04

I got one half an hour after the vet shut. As I believe is traditional in these situations.

I got him to wee in the bath which hasn't been used for ages so it might have a little bit of dust in it.

Mimigolightly Mon 10-Aug-15 19:48:01

I think the fridge should be fine. If you leave it out, bacteria may grow/multiply (I think) just like on anything organic.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 10-Aug-15 19:57:51

Right. I have work tomorrow so I'll put the flask in the fridge overnight so I can store it safely while I'm at work.

GoooRooo Mon 10-Aug-15 19:59:23

Yes. I had to do this for our dog recently.

PuckyMup Mon 10-Aug-15 20:05:46

What are you testing for? If its crystals, you need a fresh sample to the vet asap. If its for bacteria its not too bad - is it in a red top or white top?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 10-Aug-15 21:07:50

White top.

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