Collection & Transport of Urine Samples

Complete, compliant solutions

Urine Sample Collection

The simple, discreet and handy pop-up urine collection cup is perfect for use in diagnostic and home testing kits. 

Traditional paper or plastic urine collection cups are bulky to package, easily damaged and can impact on the quantity of usable samples returned. The compact design is supplied flat-packed, which reduces postal costs and storage space for your lab.

The urine cup is quick and easy to assemble, simply press with finger and thumb in the marked areas and the 3D cup locks into position.

The wide aperture makes it easier to collect the sample, reducing spillages, and the square design of the cup provides a natural and accurate pouring spout for decanting into the final urine storage or transport container.

Primary Sample Containment

The wide range of Universal containers available from Alpha Laboratories includes options that include boric acid preservative which are ideal for urine samples.

The presence of boric acid helps to maintain the microbiological quality of the specimen and prevents overgrowth of organisms during transport to the lab. 

Secondary Packaging Solutions

The secondary packaging encloses and protects the primary receptacle and its absorbent material. It must be watertight and leakproof. It may contain multiple primary receptacles if each one is wrapped individually.

Pouch and Absorbent

To ensure compliance for transport, urine sample containers should be individually wrapped in absorbent and then placed in a secondary pouch.

If the primary container is not 95kPa compliant, then the pouch must be pressure tested to this level and there are different gauges of pouch specific for Road Transport and Air Transport.

Using this format the outer packaging must be a rigid box.

Outer Packaging Solutions

The outer packaging protects the secondary packaging and its contents from physical damage while in transit.
Either the secondary or the outer packaging must be of rigid construction.

UN3373 Labelled Envelope
for Road Transport


Rigid Outer Boxes
for Air or Road Transport

When using rigid secondary containment for road transport the package can just be placed in a suitably labelled envelope for an economical solution.

For air transport a rigid outer container is necessary.

Suitable for Road or Air transport with compliant primary and/or secondary containment.

Outer boxes are available in a range of sizes to accommodate multiple sample formats.

Complete Sample Transport Kits

For added convenience the complete sample transport kits, such as the popular RF95-LL1, contain everything you need for UN3373 compliant packaging of swab samples including absorbent, 95kPa pouch, security seal and the rigid outer box with regulatory markings.

We also provide additional specimen bags.

Medical Sample Carriers

Ideal for distributing multiple samples from collection sites to the laboratories, the MedDXTAINER UN3373 Medical Sample Carriers provide security and convenience for medical couriers and hospital transport.

The ABS plastic carrier can be stacked and locked, enabling three or four units to be carried together. The medical sample carrier is regulatory marked for transport of UN3373 Biological Substances, category B and should be used in conjunction with a secondary packaging.