Guidelines to patient preparation for sample collection for the Nechiporenko urine test

  1. On the day before urine sample collection, refrain from physical exercises and loads. It is not recommended to eat vegetables and fruits that may cause urine to change color (beats, carrots etc.), do not take diuretics.
  2. It is recommended to refrain from collecting urine five to seven days after performing a cystoscopy, and to collect urine from menstruating women.
  3. Before collecting a urine sample, wash external genital organs thoroughly.
  4. To collect urine, use special containers available in pharmacies. Using such containers will prevent the ingress of foreign substances and increase the useful life of the sample.
  5. The container holding the biomaterial shall be labeled (special barcode of the patient shall be applied) for inpatients, or shall bear a label stating full name of the patient, their birth date, the name of the department and full name of the physician -- for outpatients.
  6. To ensure proper examination, sampling is performed in the morning, urine is collected in the middle of urination (the so-called midstream portion). 15 to 25 ml is enough.
  7. Biomaterial shall be delivered to the laboratory no later than two hours after sampling.
  8. To prevent inaccurate results, it is not recommended to collect urine samples for a common analysis and for the Nechiporenko urine test on the same day!