Should one say "Asher Yatzar" when giving a urine sample? This is assuming that the sample is "forced" and not when the person normally goes to the bathroom. He is urinating specifically for the purpose of the sample, not for ridding waste.


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See Minchas Yitzchak (6:38:3) that after producing a urine sample, the bracha of Asher Yatzar is said. It does not matter that it was induced and not completely natural.

See Mishnas Avraham, Orach Chayim 7 fn 8 that Rav SZ Auerback agrees with Minchas Yitzchak but cites an otherwise difficult and possibly dissenting view of Chavos Yair.

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