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How do I collect the urine?

We need the second urine collected after waking up and starting your day. Ideally, it needs to be collected with in a hour or two of waking. DO NOT collect your first urine after waking for the day.

  • Avoid caffeine until after the urine collection. Decaffeinated beverages are okay.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise before collecting your sample.
  • Do not drink more than 8 oz. of fluid before your urine collection.
  1. Locate the Urine Collection Tube with stabilizer. It will have a white or clear cap. DO NOT remove the stabilizer. DO NOT rinse the tube. Note: The stabilizer is inside the urine collection tube and may appear as translucent liquid droplets and/or a tiny cotton ball for absorption. It is required to preserve your sample during shipping.
  2. Check the expiration date on the tube. If expired, please contact support at [email protected] for a replacement.
  3. Collect a midstream sample of urine in the collection container provided.
  4. Transfer the urine into the tube and fill it 1/2 full using the plastic pipette included. Secure the cap tightly.
  5. Dispose of the urine collection container, pipette, and any leftover urine you may have after filling the tube.
  6. Make sure the cap is tight, then invert the tube several times to mix the stabilizer with your sample.
  7. Immediately place the tube in the freezer. Keep the sample in the freezer for a minimum of four (4) hours before shipping.
  8. Make a note of the time you took the sample. This will be needed for the health survey.
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