How to use your urine sample kit

Step-by-step instructions for taking a urine sample at home

What’s in the urine sample kit?

  • Urine collection container

  • Pipette

  • Sample tube

Included in the box:

  • Specimen transport bag

  • Lab card

  • Freepost box and security seal sticker

If anything is missing, text us.

Getting ready

Before you take a urine sample:

  • drink plenty of water to help you pee

  • do not pee for at least 1 hour before taking your sample

Taking your sample

1. When you’re ready to collect the sample, wash and dry your hands.

2. We need the urine from the start of your pee for this sample, so pee straight into the urine collection container.

3. Keep the sample tube upright so the liquid does not spill and unscrew the lid. Use the pipette to take urine from the collection container by squeezing the bulb of the pipette, putting the tip into the urine, and releasing the bulb so the pipette fills up.

4. Empty the pipette into the sample tube. Keep adding urine until your sample reaches the fill area between the 2 lines marked on the side of the tube. Securely screw the lid onto the tube so it cannot leak.

Posting your kit

  1. Put the tube into the specimen transport bag. If you have more than 1 kit, take all your samples and put them in the same bag.

  2. Peel off the yellow strip, fold and seal the bag. You do not need to add your name, we’ve already labelled the tube with your unique code.

  3. Write the date on your lab card. Put the lab card and your sealed bag of samples into the Freepost box. 

  4. Close the box using the security seal sticker.

Note down your tracking ID which starts with a # - it’s under the barcode on the address label. Post in any Royal Mail post box. Track it with Royal Mail.

What happens next

Once you’ve posted your kit:

  • when your results are ready, they’ll be sent to you in a text message

  • sometimes we’ll need to speak with you on the phone if you need treatment or any support, we can help you

Do you need help with something else?