The types of urine sample you might be asked for include a random specimen, first morning specimen or timed collection.
You can collect a urine sample at any time of day, unless your GP or practice nurse advises you otherwise.
To collect a urine sample you should:
Follow any other instructions your doctor has given you.
Your doctor or another healthcare professional should give you a container and explain how you should collect the urine sample.
- collect your pee (urine) sample in a completely clean (sterile) container
- store it in a fridge in a sealed plastic bag if you can’t hand it in straight away
Urine tests are most commonly done to check:
- your hands
- the skin around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body
Urine contains waste products that are filtered out of the body. If the sample contains anything unusual, it may indicate an underlying health problem.
You should collect your urine sample in a completely clean (sterile) container, and store it in a fridge in a sealed plastic bag if you can't hand it in straight away.