Urine Collection - How to Guide
- Collect the sample kit from the reception porch. The sample kit should contain the specimen bag, an information sheet for you to complete and the yellow-lidded urine collection pot. Please complete the information sheet fully so our staff can process your sample correctly.
- Remove the yellow-lidded urine pot from the sample kit. Please ensure the white seal tape is unbroken BEFORE you use the pot.
- Unscrew the yellow lid- this will break the white seal tape. Fill the urine collection pot. Please be aware that we cannot process very small samples and may request you complete another larger sample. Please do not provide samples in any other containers, we cannot process these.
Please remember to screw the lid back onto the collection pot. This will prevent leakage and ensure your sample is processed correctly. If your sample leaks, we will request a further sample from you.
Place the completed information sheet and the sealed urine collection pot in the specimen bag. Please ensure the urine collection pot is dry before placing in the bag. If any liquid transfers to the information sheet, our staff may be unable to read this information and cannot process the sample.
Remove the red printed strip from the top of the specimen bag and pinch closed to ensure a good seal. If the bag is not sealed your sample may become separated from the information sheet and our staff cannot process the sample.