Standardization of Urine Samples Processing on COPAN WASP

Urines are the largest numbers of specimens submitted to mucrobiology laboratories for bacterial culture. One of the main challenges is to ensure sample’s stability during transportation to prevent overgrowth of normal bacterial flora and support pathogens viability. Copan UriSwab (US) [UriSponge] is a collection and transportation device for urine specimen compatible with WASP.

The study objectives were:
– Compare US performance with BD Vacutainer (VC) at time0 and after 24h storage.
– Evaluate the compatibility of both devices with WASP using a novel streaking pattern.