You will need
- - a sterile container.
General analysis of urine it is recommended to pass not only patients but also healthy people. It allows to detect deviations in the work of the urinary system in the early stages of the disease. Research can determine not only inflammatory diseases but also metabolic disorders.
Thoroughly wash and sterilize the container that will be used to collect and deliver urine to the lab. For convenience, you can purchase in a drugstore a special disposable container for biomaterials. Paid in some laboratories before the study, you can get a tar - free of charge or on bail. This amount will then be deducted from the cost of the study.
Collect urine immediately after awakening. It is important that the bladder was full, so the last trip to the toilet should be at least 4-6 hours before.First conduct a careful toilet of outside sexual organs. Do not use soap or any antiseptic solutions. The penetration of the particles in a sample of urine will make the research result inaccurate. Rinse with boiled water, the vulva, and then blot the remaining moisture with a clean towel or paper towel.
Men need to push the fold of skin to release the opening of the urethra. Women should be introduced into the vagina with a cotton swab to the sample of urine has not got the selection. The first and last stream urine drain into the toilet. They may contain a small number of bacteria that will negatively affect the result of the study. In the prepared container should be only the average portion of urine. It is advisable not to interrupt urination in the process of gathering material.
Tightly close the container and bring the urine to the lab. It is advisable to do this for 1.5-2 hours of collection. Otherwise, the container with the urine must be put in a dark cool place, where the storage time of the sample will increase to 3-5 hours.