For the majority of laboratory testing it is desirable:
- the patient should not eat 12-14 hours before giving the blood samples
- dthe patient should avoid taking medicines that could affect the test results
- avoid physical efforts two to three days before the test
- the patient should bring the first morning urine sample in sterile laboratory cup
- if it is necessary to make the throat or mouth cavity culture, it is recommended for the patient not to have breakfast previously nor to perform mouth hygiene (not to brush the teeth)
When is laboratory testing appropriate?
It is recommended to do the blood, urine and basic analyses testings once or twice a year in case the patient does not have any health problems. These analyses will serve the physician to follow the patient’s state of health.
If the patient does have some problems, then his physician sends her/him to laboratory and advises which tests should be done.