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Urine tests

GENERAL URINE - URINE CULTURE

The most suitable sample is the morning urine. It requires a good wash with soap and water before urinating. Allow some urine to run and collect the urine medium in a sterile urine collector. The sample must be presented  within one hour.

COLLECTION OF URINE FROM A CHILD WITH A BAG

Local washing with soap, water and saline is required. Immediately after good drying with clean gauze. Place in the area without contaminating the plastic spout. The bag should be changed every 45 minutes. When the child urinates, carefully remove the sachet so that it does not become infected and place it in the sterile urine collector.

2 HOUR URBAN COLLECTION

The patient must have been fasting since the night before. In the morning he discards the first urine. He drinks two glasses of water. Collect the total urine of the next two hours in a sterile urine collector. The sample must be presented within one hour .   

FOR HYDROXYPROLINE

A special diet is required for 24 hours before and during the collection of the sample. Meat, fish, poultry, sweets, candies, gelatin are prohibited.

FOR CALCIUM

It is forbidden  to take calcium and hormones related to osteoporosis at least 3 days before the sample is collected. It is recommended to consume milk or yogurt the day before the  collection.    

24 HOUR URBAN COLLECTION

The patient collects a total of all 24-hour urine without losing any urination In the morning he discards the first urine. Collects a total of 24 hours of urine .    

FOR ALBUMS (PROTEINS), URIC ACID, MICROALBUMIN (MICROLEUMATINE), CREATINE, CALCIUM, SODIUM, MAGNESIUM AND PHYSICS

No preparation is required.

FOR HYDROXYPROLINE

A special diet is required for 48 hours before and during the collection of the sample. Meat, fish, poultry, sweets, candies, gelatin are prohibited. Pets vegetables, fruits, milk, starch, tea, cocoa, coffee.    

FOR ADRENALINE (EPINERINE) – NORADRENALINE (NOREPINEPHRINE)

A special diet is required for one week before and during the collection of the sample. The following drugs are prohibited : dopamine, α & β inhibitor, vitamin B, aspirin, phenothiazines. For a week before hypertensive drugs are prohibited . Caffeine, tea, bananas and nuts are prohibited during collection .          

FOR ALDOSTERONE

The following drugs are prohibited  for 2 weeks before and during the collection: diuretics, antihypertensives, cyclic progesterone, estrogens.  

FOR VMA

The following medicines are prohibited  for 2 weeks before and during the collection: aspirin, levodopa, Amoxil, pyridoxine, methyl-dopa, reserpine. Caffeine, tea, bananas and nuts are also banned .    

FOR URINE OXALATES

A special diet is required for 1-2 days before and during the collection of the sample. It is forbidden to take vitamin C before taking it . Also prohibited are coffee, tea, strawberries, bananas, oranges, soy, spinach, chocolate, carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower.     

24 HOUR URBAN COLLECTION (2)

FOR CATECHOLAMINS

A special diet is required for 1-3 weeks before and during the collection of the sample. The following drugs are prohibited : dopamine, α & β inhibitor, vitamin B, aspirin, antihypertensives. For 3 days before and during the collection of urine , coffee, tea, chocolate, juices, soft drinks, ice creams, citrus fruits, vanilla, bananas, alcohol, nuts and smoking are prohibited .        

FOR 17-KETOSTEROIDS (17-KS)

The following drugs are prohibited for 2 days  : antibiotics, corticosteroids.

FOR METANEPHRINES-NORMETANEPRINES

A special diet is required for 2 days before and during the collection of the sample. The following drugs are prohibited : vitamin B&C, aspirin, diamine, phenothiazines, levodopa, ampicillin, erythromycin, tetracycline, dopamine. Coffee, tea, chocolate, vanilla, bananas and cocoa are prohibited .      

FOR SEROTONINE

Prohibited for 3 days before and during  the collection of tomatoes, bananas, plums, chestnuts and aubergines.

FOR 17-HYDROXYCORTIC STEROIDS (17-OHCS)

 The following drugs are prohibited for 5 days before and during collection: corticosteroids, antibiotics and ACTH.

FOR 5 HYDROXY-INDOLO-ACETIC ACID (5-HIAA)

A special diet is required for 3-4 days before and during the collection of the sample. Bananas, pineapples, avocados, kiwis, plums, tomatoes, walnuts, chestnuts, aubergines, chocolate, cocoa are prohibited.  

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