GUIDELINES FOR THE TAKING OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS FOR LABORATORY TESTS
For the accurate results of certain investigations we need your help, too.
Please observe the following guidelines for individual samples:
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT
Hemoglobin, leukocytes, hematocrit, etc. - in the morning on an empty stomach
For a general test - the first morning urine stream in a chemically-clean container
For urine culture – the middle portion of the first morning urine stream in a sterile container
For 24 calciuria/phosphouria - urine collected for 24 hours in a clean container and a record of its quantity
Blood sugar - in the morning on an empty stomach
Blood glucose profile - following the schedule provided by a doctor
Fat profile, liver samples - the night before the investigation do not consume fatty foods or alcohol
ELECTROLYTES, TRACE ELEMENTS
Studies are made after a 10 day pause in the intake of preparations containing the elements to be studied
HORMONES, TUMOR MARKERS – In the morning, on an empty stomach, without coffee intake
PROGESTERON, PROLACTIN – on the 21th day of the beginning of the cycle
FSH, LH, E2 - between the 3rd and 8th day of the menstrual cycle
PSA /prostate specific antigen/ - an important prognostic test for prostate disease in men - must be tested at least 10 days after digital rectal examination of the gland by a urologist.
Vaginal secretion - do not perform vaginal lavage or douching in advance
Throat swabs - in the morning before eating without brushing or cleaning the teeth
Nasal/ear secretion - at least 12 hours after application of local medications
Each lab patient receives a unique barcode for his or her tests. In order to maintain the confidentiality of patient data, results are received in person upon presentation of the personal barcode or password online.
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