Important: Before conducting a laboratory test, ask your doctor or laboratory worker how to prepare for the test.

The reliability of the results of laboratory studies depends on many factors, among which the proper preparation for analysis and method and time of sampling is important

Incorrect preparation for the delivery and testing of samples can lead to results that do not reflect the real state of the body and make it difficult for the doctor to assess the real state of health of the patient. Before doing some tests, read some rules:

– Most laboratory tests should be taken in the morning, on an empty stomach, after a good rest.

– Some tests, such as glucose, iron, triglycerides, should always be taken on an empty stomach, as after eating these indicators can change.

– Because of circadian rhythms, it is recommended to give blood for hormones in the morning.

– Some tests require special preparation before taking samples for testing, for example: abstinence from taking medication, special diet etc.

– Samples of urine, feces and other materials taken by yourself should be collected in accordance with the instructions of the doctor or in accordance with the instructions provided in the laboratory.

– Samples for microbiological examinations should be collected only in sterile containers.

– Samples such as urine and feces should be taken to the laboratory as soon as possible after obtaining.

– For specimens, mainly urine and feces, the time of sampling should always be recorded.

– Containers with samples of urine or feces must be clearly signed with the name and the name of the person who give them.

– Some tests can be taken at any time of the day, but for the correct interpretation of the results, the doctor should always take into account the sampling time.