Observed Urine Specimen Collections
What is an "observed urine collection"?
Simply put, an observed urine collection happens when a urine drug screen collector watches the urine donor urinate into the collection cup.
Professionally Observed Collections
Our observers conduct themselves as professionals at all times. They observe the entire collection process from start to finish and assist with the completing of all necessary collection paperwork.
Observers act as witnesses ensuring the that collector and donor verify that the identifying data matches the bottle label, ledger, chain of custody and that the specimen collection bottle is free of debris upon assignment by the collector. When the collector is the same gender as the donor, the collector will, in most cases, act as the observer.
How is an observed urine specimen collection performed?
We follow US DOT guidelines for observed collections. These guidelines are in Title 49 (A) §40.67 (g). An overview of the observed urine collection is as follows:
- The observer will be the same gender as the donor.
- The observer will enter the restroom or facility where urination occurs with the donor
- If it is a multi-stall restroom, the observer must enter the stall with the donor.
- The observer will request that the donor raise his or her shirt, blouse or dress/skirt, as appropriate, above the waist; and lower clothing and underpants to show, by turning around, that there is no prosthetic device. After the observer has determined there is no prosthetic device, the donor may return clothing to its proper position for observed collection.
- The observer must watch the donor urinate into the collection container. Specifically, the observer must personally and directly watch the urine as it goes from the donor's body into the collection container.
- After the donor has completed urinating into the collection container, the donor and the observer leave the enclosed toilet stall/restroom and the donor hands the collection container to the collector directly. The observer will maintain visual contact of the collection container until the donor hands the container to the collector.
- The observer will not touch, hold or carry the collection container at any time.
- If the collector is the same gender as the donor, the collector will, in most cases, act as the observer.
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