How to prepare for the exam

Wait at least 7 days after the end of any antibiotic therapy

Collection method

wash your hands, private parts and, with particular care, the orifice of the urethra with water and detergent. Then dry the cleansed areas
Open the sterile container, being careful not to touch the edge of the container
start urinating BY COLLECTING THE FIRST JOURNEY of urine released (approximately 40-60ml)
close the container well, taking care not to contaminate the edge or the inside
deliver the sample to the laboratory, otherwise store in the fridge at 4°C for a maximum of 24 hours. Keep away from heat sources. (Alternatively, for some tests ONLY it is possible to use urine collection tubes with boric acid and also store them at room temperature for 24 hours. Ask the laboratory for confirmation).


HIV and SYPHILIS (blood test, does not require fasting)

(If you have a doctor's recommendation, please bring it to the time of the examination)

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.