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To obtain a clean-voided urine specimen for a female patient, the nurse should teach the patient to
 
  a. Cleanse the urethral meatus from the area of most contamination to least.
  b. Initiate the first part of the urine stream directly into the collection cup.
  c. Hold the labia apart while voiding into the specimen cup.
  d. Drink fluids 5 minutes before collecting the urine specimen.
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The patient should hold the labia apart to reduce bacterial levels in the specimen. The urethral meatus should be cleansed from the area of least contamination to greatest contamination (or front-to-back). The initial steam flushes out microorganisms in the urethra and prevents bacterial transmission in the specimen. Drink fluids 30 to 60 minutes before giving a specimen.
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