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Why urine sample get tested? 

Urinalysis is used to diagnose disease or to screen for health problems. In some cases, kidney disease might be suspected based on what is found. In other cases, nothing important is found. The results of urine tests can be affected by diet, dehydration, medicines, exercise, and other factors.

Testing the urine is known as “urinalysis” (analysis of the urine). The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to different disorders.


What for urine & stool sample can be used?

It can be tested to find out if your body has infection like: Bilharzia, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea.

But it also used to detect any illegal substances still in your blood steam.

Preparation for urine or stool sample. 

Your doctor or another healthcare professional should give you a container and explain how you should collect the urine sample.

You can collect a urine sample at any time of day, unless your GP or practice nurse advises you otherwise.

The types of urine sample you might be asked for include a random specimen, first morning specimen or timed collection.

We will require 20ml of the urine sample sample in container.


To collect a urine sample you should:

  • your sterile container will be labelled, containing your name, date of birth and the date of the sample collected

  • wash your hands (and genitals prior to appointment if possible)

  • start to pee and collect either a "first-catch" or a "mid-stream" sample of urine in the container 

  • screw the lid of the container shut

  • wash your hands thoroughly

  • hand over container to healthcare professional 

Collecting a stool sample 

Healthcare professional, should explain how to collect the sample. It should be collected in a clean, dry screw-top container collected prior to your appointment. 

Member of staff at the clinic will give you a plastic (specimen) container to use. Try not to collect pee (urine) or water from the toilet along with the poo, but don't worry if you do. If you need to pee, do this first before collecting the poo.


To collect the sample:

  • your sterile container will be labelled, containing your name, date of birth and the date of the sample collected

  • place something in the toilet to catch the poo, such as a potty or an empty plastic food container, or spread clean newspaper or plastic wrap over the rim of the toilet

  • make sure the poo doesn't touch the inside of the toilet

  • use the spatula that comes with the container to collect the poo, then screw the lid shut

  • if you've been given a container, aim to fill around a third of it 

  • put anything you used to collect the poo in a plastic bag, tie it up and put it the bin

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm running water

And finally Test Results

After a sample has been taken, it will be sent to the laboratory where it will be tested. 

Most of our test results are ready the following day but some takes longer to be tested, so be patient please. 

You will receive your certificate by email along with laboratory report. 

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