Getting a urine test
If a urine test has been requested please bring the urine specimen in before 11am on the day it is done. Please make sure specimens are labelled with the date and your name and DOB. You may be asked to complete a form at reception to explain why you have brought the sample in, i.e. Doctors' request etc.
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.
Patients are no longer able to bring urine samples in to be tested if the doctor hasn't requested the sample. If you think you have an infection or that your urine should be tested, please ring reception and explain this and we will do our best to help.