Boric acid converts urine into an effective bacteriostatic transport medium.

Abstract

Results of an experiment designed to assess the usefulness of boric acid for preserving urine before its bacteriological examination are reported. Boric acid at a concentration of 20 g/l was found to be usefully bacteriostatic, largely eliminating the false positive results obtained with unpreserved specimens when delay before culture was more than 90 min… (More)

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