UltraPure Colony Count

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  1. Put on clean gloves and facemask. Avoid use of powdered gloves to eliminate test interference.
  2. Using sterile technique, collect specimen from the water source in a Sterile Cup (Orange) .
  3. Turn on the water/dialysate and allow it to run through the sample port for at least 2 minutes. This flush will remove all residual organisms from the sample port.
  4. Remove the Cup’s lid and place it 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 the lid tightly. The Cup must be sent to the laboratory.
  7. Use the barcode label to identify the specimen.
  8. Place the labeled 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 not available for NY State clients.