Tips for collecting Specimens at Home
- Patients must follow all instructions exactly for collection of specimens performed at home then brought to the laboratory for testing.
- Special containers with a powder or liquid preservative may be provided for urine or stool collection. Patients should never empty or discard any powder or liquid from the container before beginning the collection of a specimen.
- Specimens should be delivered to the laboratory in the prescribed timeframe in order to assure accurate results.