A urine sample is used to rule out or diagnose: diabetes, infection, kidney disease, hydration, and urinary tract infection.
Urine filters waste products from your body. If the urine test reveals anything odd, our doctor will be able to diagnose any underlying health condition. Pregnancy, urinary tract infection and STIs will show changes in the urine. Our doctor can discuss the test results with an appointment with you, give you a prescription, and/or discuss a treatment plan. Alternatively the test will be sent to you via email and you can see your own G.P.
What's the difference between a regular urine test and mid-stream testing? In a mid-stream urine test, the first part and the last part of the stream aren’t tested. This reduces the risk of contaminating the urine sample with bacteria from the skin around your urethra or your hands. A mid-stream urine test determines the bacteria that caused the infection and the antibiotics recommended that can treat it.
Unfortunately there are a high percentage of antibiotic resistant strains which do not respond to the normal first-line of defence antibiotics approved by NICE for NHS G.Ps. However we can prescribe the most effective antibiotics for you which the laboratory test will show.
You need to have a full bladder prior to the urine test at least two hours before the medical for the most accurate results. Please inform our doctor/nurse if you are taking any medications as it can affect the results of the rest. Also if you are having or just had your period as your urine sample may contain small amounts of blood which will prove positive on the test.
Wash your hands thoroughly prior to collecting the sample in the sterile container provided. Ask for a new container if you have inadvertently touched the inside surface. Our nurse will label the container with the time and date of collection, with your full name, and date of birth.
If you are using a micro-urine preparation kit, make sure to clean your genital area properly before collecting the sample. Start collecting the urine into the container mid-stream. Don’t touch the inside surface of the container. There’s no need to fill it to the brim. After getting the sample, finish passing urine into the toilet. Screw down the container’s lid and put it in a biohazard bag which will be given to you by the nurse.
There are several ways you can get your results. This includes getting a call from the doctor, emailing or calling us on 0207 096 8853 at a convenient time for you. We are open from 9am - 9pm weekdays and 10am - 2pm at the weekend. Please call 0207 096 8853 for an appointment if you also want to see the doctor again for an additional private consultation.
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