How to collect my urine sample for STD Testing

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Collecting a urine sample for your Everlywell test kit is simple. Please do not perform collection while currently taking antibiotics or within 7 days of taking antibiotics. Do not pour preservative out of the tube. Wait 24 hours after intercourse.

Step 1: Open PCR Urine Sample Packet.

Step 2: Place Kit ID sticker on the Transport Tube. Do not cover the date of birth section (see image).

Step 3: Write in your date of birth on the Transport Tube as an identifier.

Step 4: Write in the collection date on the Transport Tube.
Step 5: Collect urine sample following the instructions found on the urine sample packet.
Step 6: Ensure the Transport Tube cap is tightly secured to prevent leakage.
Step 7: Insert the Transport Tube in the biohazard bag with the absorbent pad.

Step 8: Squeeze air out of biohazard bag before sealing with zip top.


After placing the sample in the biohazard bag, put the sample back into the box. Send the box back in the return envelope using the shipping label provided (located at the bottom of the box) within 48 hours of collecting your sample. Send back your sample using the shipping carrier listed on your return label.