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An ideal urine preservative should have the following properties. It should preserve the urine from bacterial decomposition and the development of moulds or other growths for considerable periods of time under average conditions. It should not interfere either positively or negatively with any of the physical, chemical or microscopic tests in ordinary use. It should be readily soluble. It should not interfere to any marked extent with the normal action of the urine. It should be a solid, and its cost should be reasonable. Since 1925 the authors have tried out a large number of preservatives, such as boric acid
Note on Urine Preservatives.. Ann Intern Med. ;1:522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-7-522_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(7):522.
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