How to collect my urine sample for STD Testing

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Please do not perform collection while currently taking antibiotics or within 7 days of taking antibiotics. Do not pour the preservative out of the tube. Wait 24 hours after intercourse.

Step 1: Open the urine sample packet.

Step 2: Write your name and date in the specified fields on the tube. Then write your date of birth as the patient ID#. Place the Kit ID sticker on the tube without covering your information.

Step 3: Collect your urine sample by expanding the green collection cup. Then urinate into the collection cup.

Step 4: Use the pipette to transfer urine from the cup to the tube. Then tightly seal the cap and invert the tube so you mix the urine with the preservative. 

Step 5: Place the urine sample inside the biohazard bag with the absorbent sheet.

If your test requires a blood sample in addition to a urine sample, please follow the instructions inside the test kit or you can watch the dried blood spot collection video here.

To return your sample, locate the return envelope and shipping label at the bottom of the box. Place the biohazard bag with your sample back into the box for extra protection during transit. Then place the box inside the return envelope and apply the shipping label to the outside. Send back your sample using the shipping carrier listed on your label. It is recommended that you send your sample back right away.

If you require additional materials or assistance with your collection, please contact our Customer Care Team.