Description of the service

Urine samples are used to analyse, for example diseases of the kidneys, urinary tract and urinary bladder. Some urine samples may also be tested for general diseases that are not related to the kidneys. The most common urine tests are examined for bacteria, protein (albumin) and blood.

Please note that when returning a sample collected at home, you do not need an appointment. You can return the urine sample to the nearest service location by taking a queue ticket. Take a queue ticket from the “Samples taken at home and/or customer counselling” button. Samples collected at home cannot be returned to a Nopsa point.

Preparing for the test

  • General
    • Urine should remain in the bladder for at least 4 hours before a mid-stream urine sample is collected.
    • If you need to use the toilet during the night, only provide the urine sample 4, preferably 6, hours after you last passed urine.
    • You can also take a urine sample at home. The laboratory or your health centre will provide you with instructions and a sampling kit. Note: a urine sample must be collected in the container provided by the laboratory or health centre.

Sample collection at home