Collection of a Urine Sample Diagnosing Chlamydial and Gonococcal Infection
4816 U-CtGcNhO, Detection of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae nucleic acid from urine
Please, refrain from urinating 1 – 2 hours prior sampling.
1. Sampling kit:
- A clean sampler container.
- A sample tube with a yellow stopper, containing clear fluid, and a plastic pipette in a Cobas PCR Urine Sample kit (NB! See the instructions in the Sample kit.)
- A sealable plastic bag.
- A sticker for recording personal details (name and identity number).
2. Collection of a urine sample:
- Wash your hands thoroughly, but do not wash your genital area.
- Collect the first portion of urine into a clean sampler container, 10 – 50 ml (0,1 – 0,5dl).
- You may discharge the rest of the urine into the toilet bowl.
3. Transferring the sample into the sample tube:
- NB! Arrows on the side of the sample tube indicate the minimum and maximum amount of the sample.
- Open the lid of the sample tube.
- Take the plastic pipette and use it to transfer the urine from the sampler container into the sample tube. Once the level of the urine in the sample tube is between the area marked by the arrows on the sample tube, it is enough.
- Close the lid of the sample tube carefully.
- Mix the sample by turning the sample tube upside down 5 times.
- Attach the sticker with your personal details on the sample tube.
- Write the sampling date and time on the sticker.
- Put the sample tube into the sealable plastic bag, and close the plastic bag carefully.
4. Storing the sample:
Take the sample to the laboratory as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the sample must be stored in room temperature.
5. Please note:
In order to minimize the risk of infection, wash your hands thoroughly with water and soap after collecting the urine sample, please.