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Blood collection

  • he optimal time for blood collection is morning hours between 7:00 and 9:00 (the concentration of some parameters varies depending on the time of day)
  • blood should be taken on an empty stomach about 12 hours after the last meal (after a meal, certain blood parameters increase due to absorption and metabolism of food ingredients)
  • in monitored therapy, e.g. when using oral anticoagulants, patients should have their blood collected at the same time before taking the next dose of medicine (this will avoid misinterpretation of the result by the doctor)

Daily urine collection

During daily collection, urine should be stored in a cool, dark place in an appropriate collection container that allows the volume of urine collected to be read. The appropriate preservative is required for some tests. We start the collection in the morning at 7:00. We urinate to the toilet (empty bladder). We collect each subsequent portion of urine into a collection container. The daily collection ends at 7:00 am the next day, including a portion of urine delivered at 7:00. After collection, we measure the daily volume of urine, mix the urine several times by turning the vessel up and down, pour into a small container 10-50 ml and deliver to the laboratory. The container should be labeled with first and last name and the daily urine volume (ml quantity) should be given.

General urine test

We accept urine for general examination in plastic containers purchased at the pharmacy.

Instructions for collecting a urine sample for general testing:

  1. We collect urine for examination from the first morning portion of urine (middle stream) given in the morning after a night’s rest; you should not collect urine after considerable and prolonged physical exertion.
  2. Before urinating for examination, wash the external genitourinary organs with water..
  3. The urine should be collected in a clean, tightly closed container in an amount of approx. 50 ml.
  4. The container should be legibly described with name and surname and delivered to us within 2 hours time.
Urine collection in newborns and infants requires the use of special plastic bags, which are glued to the skin after washing with water around the genitourinary organs. We do not perform urine tests in women during menstruation and around menstrual period.

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (DTTG)This is a useful test for the diagnosis of diabetes, performed only at the request of a doctor.

TThe test includes:

  • taking blood on an empty stomach
  • wdrinking within 3-5 min. 75 g glucose dissolved in water
  • Second blood collection after 2 hours

For our smallest patients

It is possible to collect blood from your finger using special tubes (so-called micromethod) and lancing device. In this way we can collect and determine blood for morphology and several biochemical tests.