[[titleTag|See instructions below for urine sampling.]]
When collecting the sample, the following must be considered:
- Use a special sample cup and vacuum tubes for sampling. You can ask for them at the sampling point or buy them at the pharmacy.
- The use of handy (home) test containers is not permitted.
- Do not touch the inside of the sample cup or insert any foreign objects into it.
- Urinate directly into the sample cup. Pouring urine from one container into another is not allowed.
- Collect the first morning urine for the test.
- Do not eat or drink for 10-14 hours before collecting the urine sample. If necessary, you can drink one glass of clean, unflavoured water during this time.
- At least 4 to 6 hours must have passed since the previous urination, when you collect the urine sample.
- If a woman experiences vaginal discharge or menstrual bleeding, a tampon should be used.
In the case of testing for sexually transmitted diseases, you can order the necessary sampling accessories and exact instructions either to the nearest parcel machine or get them when you come to the sampling point.
[[instructionDetailTag|1|STEP|Before collecting the urine sample, wash your hands and external genitalia with warm running water. Do not use detergents (soap, sponge, etc.). It is important to clean the outer opening of the urethra. In order to do this, women have to spread the labia with their fingers, men have to pull back their foreskin. Dry the external genitalia lightly with a paper towel. Make sure that the outer opening of the urethra remains exposed for the time of sampling.|#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|2|STEP|Remove the lid from the sample cup by twisting it and place it within the reach with the sticker below the inner surface. Please note: Do not remove the sticker from the lid of the sample cup!|#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|3|STEP|To collect the sample, start urinating into the toilet. After urinating a few milliliters, direct all the urine into the sample cup without interrupting the stream of urine. Fill about three quarters of the test cup. Finish your urination into the toilet.|#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|4|STEP|After collecting the urine sample, close the sample cup properly with the lid. Transfer the urine from the sample cup to the test tube within 15 minutes after collecting the sample. Please note: Do not remove the lids from the tubes! If it is necessary to use different tubes, first fill the tube with the green lid, then the tube with the beige lid.|#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|5|STEP|To transfer the urine into the test tube, remove the protective sticker from the cap of the urine collection cup, but do not throw it away. An opening with a rubber-coated needle will become visible. |#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|6|STEP|Push the lid part of the urine test tube into the bottom of the opening in the lid of the urine cup so that the needle passes through the lid of the test tube. Hold the tube in place until the flow of urine into the tube stops.|#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|7|STEP|Remove the test tube from the opening and, if necessary, fill another test tube as well. Gently invert the bottom of the vacuum tube(s) up and down 8-10 times to dissolve the preservative in the tube. Then close the sample cup opening again with the sticker. |#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|8|STEP|Write your name on the tube(s) or stick the bar code vertically from top to bottom as directly and smoothly as possible and add the date and time of sampling. Check that the opening on the lid of the used sample cup is properly sealed with a sticker. Pour the remaining urine from the sample cup into the toilet. Throw the cup in the household waste.|#|]]
[[instructionDetailTag|9|STEP|Take the sample(s) to the sampling point on the same day. Storage: Keep the samples at refrigerated temperature (+2...+8°C) until they are taken to the sampling point.|#|]]