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What can the Midstream do for me ?

By | February 4th, 2017|

The Midstream can give you the opportunity to have the best possible medical care since the determination of the treatment for you is dependent on the pathology laboratory analysis. For the Health Care professional, it not only minimizes the risk of exposure to the urine sample, but also gives them the possibility to exercise their expertise [...]

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What is Contamination of a urine sample?

By | February 4th, 2017|

A contaminated urine sample is where the urine sample cannot be analysed due to it being mixed or contaminated with bacteria other than from the bladder (e.g. from the urethra, unsterile sample containers etc). Contamination is not the same but can lead to what is called a false positive or a false negative sample. The reason [...]

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Is urine a hazardous substance?

By | February 4th, 2017|

Yes, under COSHH regulations it is so classified as it can contain dangerous pathogens such as HIV. But in itself urine is actually sterile in the body and on leaving the body. It only becomes non sterile on contact with outside pathogens.

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When and where can the Midstream be used?

By | February 4th, 2017|

The Midstream can be used in any situation where a urine sample needs to be given. It can be used in any environment i.e. hospitals, homes, GP's offices, law enforcement, or public corporate testing etc.

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