Conditions for conducting analyzes

Some tests have conditions before taking a sample from the patient. Here are some of the most important conditions.

Fasting Blood Glucose

Fasting is required from 6 to 8 hours, and it is allowed to drink water only during the fasting period.

Postprandial glucose analysis (2 hours)

The two hours are required to be counted from the start of eating, and food is required to be eaten within the first ten minutes of the beginning of the two hours. It is not allowed to eat any food during the two hours, only water and treatment, if any, is allowed. Please come to the laboratory at least a quarter of an hour before the end of the two hours.

Glucose Curve

the sample will be taken from the fasting patient, then he/she takes a glucose dose
provided by the laboratory and is calculated according to the weight of each patient, then samples are taken after half an hour, then an hour, then two hours, then three hours after taking the glucose dose. It is not allowed to eat any food or drink during the working period of the curve. Only water and treatment are allowed.

Lipid Profile

Fasting is required from at least 12-14 hours and it is allowed to drink water only during the fasting period.

Semen Analysis

It is required to abstain from sexual intercourse or a wet dream for four consecutive days, and it is preferable to give the sample in the laboratory and preferably the first droplets in the bottle specified for that matter.

Prostate analysis or penis swab

This analysis requires reserving an appointment, and it is required to reserve urine for an hour before performing the analysis, and it is preferable to abstain from the antibiotic for a period of not less than 48 hours.

Gynecological smear

This analysis requires reserving an appointment, and it is required not to have intercourse for two days and not to wash the vagina on the day of the analysis and it is preferable to abstain from the antibiotic for a period of not less than 48 hours.

Urine Culture

It is required to wash the hands and the genitals with water, then disinfect the urine opening with alcohol for men, or with Dettol for women, and wash again with water only to wash off the disinfectant, then empty the first drop of urine in the toilet and put the rest in the sterile jar provided by the laboratory, and it is preferable to abstain from the antibiotic for a period of no less than 48 hours before doing the analysis.

Pregnancy test in urine

It is preferable to be the first urine in the morning without consuming any fluids in the evening of the previous day of analysis. If the result is negative, a blood pregnancy test is suggested because it is more accurate.

Urine collection (24h)

Urination is required immediately after waking up, record the time of the first urination, then collect each droplet of urine in the collection container until the next day at the same time of the recorded time. Keep the container in the refrigerator until it is sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.

Sputum collection (three consecutive days)

It is required to take the first sample in the morning for a period of three consecutive days, and each sample is sent separately to the laboratory on the same day. Water vapor can be inhaled to facilitate the delivery of the sample, and the sample is required to be sputum, not saliva.

Stool Culture

Refrain from taking the antibiotic for 48 hours before the analysis. For children, the laboratory does not accept any sample sent in diapers.

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