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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Nitrite - Urine (POCT - Clinitek)

Specimen Collection

Specimen Collection and Transport Protocols

Clean catch urine, preferably early morning sample

Adult Specimen

Midstream urine, catheter urine, bladder puncture urine

Sample Delivery to Lab

If further testing is required, specimen should be delivered to the Laboratory within 2 hours of collection

Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

1 minute


Clinitek Status

Reference interval


Uncertainty of measurement

± 1 colour block

Additional Information


1. Shortened incubation of the urine, absence of dietary nitrate, presence of non-reductive pathological microbes may cause false negative results.

* A negative result does not rule out significant bacteriuria.

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Electronic Information

Registration Code


HL7 mapping code