Bring a urine specimen in before 11am on the day it is done. Please make sure specimens are labelled with your date of birth, name and also the date you handed the sample in. You may have been given a brown form to hand in as well. If you have a brown form, please enter the date and time the sample was collected in the top right hand corner.
The doctor or nurse will have told you if the sample is for dip testing at the practice. This is usually done as a screen for sugar or infection. Please tell the receptionist this information.
If you were told that the sample is to go to the hospital laboratory, then there are several rules to follow. The sample must be mid-stream, passed the same morning it is brought in, into a sterile bottle obtained from reception.
Please note that the laboratory do routine pregnancy testing. Fast reliable tests can be purchased at the chemist.