Getting a urine test
Bring a urine specimen in before 11:00 on the day it is done. Please make sure specimens are labelled with the date and your name and DOB.
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 label it with your name, date of birth and the days date. Please note that the laboratory do not do routine pregnancy testing. Fast reliable tests can be purchased at the chemist.