The general urine test is one of the most frequently performed laboratory tests. It is very important to properly prepare and correctly collect the sample. So what should you do to ensure the result accurately reflects the state of your health?
Urine culture (bacteriological examination) is not a prophylactic examination. It aims to detect the presence of microorganisms in the urine sample, by propagating them on special media. Thanks to this, it is possible to recognize the type of bacteria or fungi responsible for the development of urinary tract infections. Urine culture is usually performed along with an antibiogram, i.e. a test that determines the sensitivity of given pathogens to antibiotics, and thus allows you to choose the right treatment.
Since childhood, most of us have done some kind of health related laboratory test. It would seem that we know exactly how to prepare for them. Is it enough to just take a test on an empty stomach? How important is it to properly prepare for the test to get the best results?