Asked by Thomas Porter on Mar 10, 2024

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The liquid portion from the tube of urine that is discarded down the drain after the centrifuge stops is called the ____.

A) supernatant
B) urinalysis
C) specific gravity
D) urinary pH
E) sediment

Supernatant

The liquid portion of a substance from which solids have settled to the bottom, as with a urine specimen after centrifugation.

Urine

A liquid by-product of metabolism in humans and many animals, expelled from the body.

Centrifuge

A machine that uses centrifugal force to separate particles or substances of different densities within a liquid.

  • Understand the importance of adhering to temperature and time requirements for the validity of urine samples.
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Blake McNeal

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
A
Explanation :
The liquid portion that remains at the top after centrifugation of a urine sample is called the supernatant. This portion is usually discarded down the drain, while the sediment at the bottom is used for further analysis.