Urine specimen collection

First morning urine

  • You must not eat or drink anything at least 8 hours before collecting the urine specimen
  • The time between last urination and collecting the urine specimen must be at least 4 hours
  • Wash your hands and genitals with pure water (don’t use soap or any disinfecting liquids), before collecting the specimen
  • Mark the container and collect midstream urine (begin urinating into the toilet, then place the collection container into stream and collect about 50 ml urine, finish urinating into the toilet) 
  • Retain the specimen between +2° and +8° C, if possible and deliver it to the collection site within 3 hours

 24-hour urine specimen

  • Urinate into the toilet, flush it down and mark the exact starting time on the container
  • From now on, collect every drop you pass during the day and night, for 24 hours into the container
  • Retain the specimen between +2° and +8° C
  • Finish the collection to container by passing urine at exactly the same time the next morning