At the end of this module you should be able to:
1 – Conduct the sample collection procedure.
2 – Use a digital refractometer.
3 – Conduct the partial sample procedure.
4 – Complete the relevant documentation associated with the urine sample collection procedure e.g. DCF, DCO Report Form, Supplementary Report, Chain of Custody.
Key Things to Remember
1 – Confirm the athlete’s identity as per the details on the notification section of the DCF.
2 – Inform the athlete of the type sample being collected (blood and/urine).
3 – Ensure that the athlete has a minimum of 3 for each of the pieces of the sample collection equipment to choose from.
4 – The SCP witnessing the passing of a sample must be the same sex as the athlete.
5 – If you are unsure of the origin of the urine sample, you must not record that you witnessed the passing of the sample on the DCF.
6 – Never hold the sample collection vessel with urine for the athlete.
7 – The partial sample procedure must be followed when the athlete passes less than 90ml of urine.
8 – SG is measured after the urine has been sealed in the two test kit bottles.
9 – Wait for a minimum of 30 seconds before reading the SG.
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