Collection and Handling of Urine Samples
When you are asked to collect a urine sample for your pet it is very important for it to be handled correctly. The following guidelines should be adhered to so that a quality sample is submitted. This will help us deliver an accurate analysis and therefore an accurate diagnosis.
- Early morning samples are best
- Collection and storage containers should be washed with mild soapy water, rinsed and dried well
- Storage containers should be tightly capped and refrigerated after collection
- Best results are obtained when samples are submitted within 2 hours of collection
"Collection kits” (and instructions) for cats are available from our clinic.
Call us for advice on collecting samples from dogs.