UltraPure Colony Count

  1. Put on clean gloves and facemask. Avoid use of powdered gloves to eliminate test interference.
  2. Using sterile technique, collect sample in a Sterile Cup (Orange) from the water source.
  3. Turn on the water/dialysate and allow running through the sample port for at least 2 minutes. The purpose of this flush is to remove all residual organisms from the sample port.
  4. Remove Cup’s lid. Place the lid on the counter facing upward. To avoid contamination, do not touch the inside of the Cup.
  5. While the water/dialysate is running, collect a midstream clean catch, filling the cup to at least 100 mL. Turn off the water/dialysate.
  6. Secure lid tightly. The Cup must be sent to the laboratory.
  7. Use the bar code label to identify the specimen.
  8. Place the Cup in a plastic Transport Bag with absorbent sheet and seal shut.
  9. Refrigerate at 2°-8° C.
  10. Due to short stability, specimens must be collected and shipped to the laboratory Monday through Friday only.
  11. Note: This is for Non-NY client testing only.