On the eve of the test, it is not recommended to consume vegetables and fruits that can change the color of urine (beets, carrots), also to take some drugs and nutritional supplements (diuretics, vitamin complexes) which may influence the test results. Women are not recommended to take urine sample during menstruation. For analysis, it is preferable to use an average portion of morning urine, because the urine is more concentrated and abnormal results may be more obvious at that time (unless your doctor recommends otherwise). The urine sample collection is allowed during the day, with condition, that more than four hours pass from previous urination.
How to submit urine sample for the testing:
- To carry out hygiene procedures of the genitalia; (for women it is especially important to close the entrance to the vagina with a sterile swab)
- First morning urination – a small amount of urine (first 1-2 seconds) is released into the toilet bowl, without interrupting urination, substitute a sterile urine collecting container and collect 50 ml in to it.
- To close the container with a screw cap hermetically.
- It is necessary to deliver the container with urine to the laboratory within 2 hours. Urine samples cannot be frozen.
There is also an alternative way to pass a general urine test using special transport test tubes. This method allows you to collect material early in the morning and deliver it to the laboratory at a convenient time for the patient within 72 hours. A set with a test tube, urine transfer device and instructions for use can be purchased in any branch of our laboratory.