Collection Container

Last Updated: June 21, 2018

Definition - What does Collection Container mean?

A collection container is a vessel, such as a cup or vial, used to hold the biological sample being collected for lab testing. A collection container may be used to hold a blood, oral fluid, urine, hair or other samples. Depending on the type of container, a collection container could also be called a specimen bottle or specimen container.

WorkplaceTesting explains Collection Container

Depending on the type of sample being collected, a collection container may be an open cup, a vial, other type of bottle, or even a sponge. When used for workplace drug testing, a collection container should be a sterile single-use vessel that is individually wrapped and sealed to prevent tampering.

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