URINE test temperature

Discussion in 'Drug Testing' started by rarwar, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. rarwar

    rarwar Registered


    Is there anyway to fail the test based on temperature after the nurse has accepted the sample? I think the temperature was a little low (90-92), the strip was green around there. Do these things have a marker for what the temperature was when the urine hit the cup? Even if it was 90-92 could I still pass? I know the sample is clean and I finished my test just paranoid about the temperature any help appreciated thanks!
  2. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Registered+

    Since the nurse accepted the sample, youre good. The reason why temp is checked is to deter tampering. Once the sample is accepted by the collector, temp no longer becomes a factor.
    If there was a problem with the temp, the collector wouldve brought it to your attention right then and there.
  3. teckniquex22

    teckniquex22 Registered+

    sorry to revive a old thread

    was curious about these temperature strips on the cup

    I am assuming its not showing a digital reading but its going on a color basis? what color indicates a good range?
  4. Burnt Toast

    Burnt Toast Registered+

    The temp strips are a scale of 90-100F. A green dot (or box) appears above the number of the actual sample temp.

    Example: if the sample is 98F a green dot (or box) will appear above the number 98.

    Most all collection cups have temp strips instead of digital thermometers being used.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010
  5. teckniquex22

    teckniquex22 Registered+

    okay so it will display the number and its not color coordinated.

    thank you
    you have answered me question

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