Instructions for patients

Check out the tests offered by the Laboratory in the section Instructions for patients

Information for patients
In this section you will find basic instructions, that you have to follow to obtain accurate results when conducting your clinical tests.

Complete blood count – the test is conducting in the morning (preferably 7.00 AM – 9.00 AM) after fasting, including without intake of coffee.

Urine analysis (general chemical analysis and sediment) – explores middle portion of the first morning urine which is collected in chemically clean containers, after careful local genital toilet.
Calcium, phosphorus in 24-hour urine – urine collection starts in the morning (7:00 to 7:30). Eject the first portion of urine (it is not necessary for the study). Each subsequent portion is collected in a pre-washed container suitable for determining the total quantity of urine (e.g. bottle of 2 liters). At the beginning a preservative is added in the urine. After each addition of urine shake well and store in a cool place and protected from direct sun light. The collection of urine ends with the addition of first urine portion in the morning (7:00 – 7:30). Determine the total quantity of urine for 24 hours. The laboratory earned 50-100 ml of total.

Glucose (blood sugar) – the test is conducting in the morning (preferably 7.00 AM – 9.00 AM) after fasting, including without intake of coffee.

Oral glucose tolerance test – three days before the test, the patient consumes a mixed diet with at least 150 gr carbohydrates daily. If the patient is taking medications that affect carbohydrate metabolism, their intake should be discontinued for a period of 3 days before the test. The test is carried out under a scheme, prescribed by your doctor.

Blood glucose profile – you don’t fast, don’t stop your treatment, and don’t alter your normal daily routine. The test is carried out under a scheme prescribed by your doctor.

Lipid status – the test is conducted in the morning on an empty stomach after 12-hours fasting. 2-3 days before testing patient takes a low-fat food. If taking drugs that affect lipid metabolism, their intake should be discontinued for a period of 2 weeks before the study.

Thyroid hormones – the test is conducted in the morning without taking coffee or other caffeine containing substances and without medications before blood donation.

Reproductive hormones – the test is conducted in the morning under a scheme depending on the phase of menstrual cycle. Without hormonal drug administration before taking blood.

Sterile urine – have to be investigated first morning urine as it is collected in special sterile containers.

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