Urinary cytology

How to prepare for the exam

  • Wait at least 3 days from the end of menstruation or blood loss
  • do not use creams or vaginal washing during the 3 days before the test
  • in the 24h before the exam avoid sexual intercourses

Necessary material:

  • 3 sterile urine collection containers

Method of collection:

  • in the morning, as soon as you get up, start urinating the first jet of urine
  • stop urination and wash the external genitalia
  • collect the rest of the urine in the sterile container, taking care not to touch the edge, close tightly.
  • send to the laboratory as soon as possible, otherwise keep in the fridge for a maximum of 4h
  • repeat the collection for two consecutive days

How to collect results

Results can be received by email, ordinary mail or collected personally at HeLab from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00.

In case you delegate someone to deliver your sample or to collect your result, it is necessary to present the signed form “Sample delivery form” or “Result collection form” together with the copy of your own ID card and the copy of the person’s ID card you delegate.

The 3 urine samples which are part of the urinary cytology must be delivered in 3 consecutive days: on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday or Wednesday-Thursday-Friday. Delivery time is from 8:10am to 11:30am every day from Monday to Friday