When your child’s healthcare provider orders a 24-hour urine collection, you will help your child collect his or her urine for a full 24 hours. For example, if the collection starts at 8 am Monday, it is to be completed at 8 am Tuesday.

Choose a time that is best for you and your child.

You should collect every drop of urine during the 24-hour period.  It does not matter how much or little urine is passed each time, as long as every drop is collected.