You will need
- - a sterile container.
Urinalysis is prescribed not only in cases of complaint, but as a preventive measure. Indeed, many of the disease, at first, occur hidden and do not cause problems. By the time the first symptoms the disease is often neglected, and because the duration of treatment increases several times. For this reason, hand over the General analysis of urine not less often than two times per year, and if indicated — with the frequency, which recommends to the doctor.
Before preparation for analysis began with a thorough cleaning of the container. The glass container had to be cleaned and sterilized with steam. Now in urgent need for this. In most pharmacies you can buy disposable plastic containers with tight-fitting lid, ready for use.
The most accurate is the analysis of the collected early in the morning after a long sleep. Eve better to refrain from fatty and spicy foods, and alcoholic beverages. Strenuous exercise should also be avoided because they contribute to the acceleration of metabolism, and this may affect the individual laboratory parameters.
Of paramount importance to genitals. Use warm boiled water. But the soap is completely useless. Impurities in the urine will make the analysis uninformative.
When collecting urine, it is important that nothing more was in a sterile container. That is why women should be introduced into the vagina a small cotton swab. This is especially important during menstruation.
Collect the middle portion of urine. The first and last stream needs to be flushed down the toilet. In the process of gathering analysis, do not interrupt urination. For research with a 20-30 ml urine.
Deliver the material to the laboratory within six hours. For longer storage, the accuracy of the result is not guaranteed. If the lab is far away from home, and the road will take more than two hours in advance and ask them to give you a preservative. However this service is only available in some private laboratories.