Test Directory

Urine for Schistosomes

Containers - Adult

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150ml Sterile Urine Container
Additive per Container

NONE

Containers - Child

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150ml Sterile Urine Container
Volume Range

As adult

Laboratory Site

RIE
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA
Telephone (Bacteriology): 0131 242 6021 OOH Bleep 2900
SJH
Howden Road West
Howden
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6PP
Telephone (Bacteriology): 01506 52 3075 OOH contact RIE

Transport arrangements

Transport as soon as practicable

Sample storage arrangements

Store at 4-6o C

Special instructions for collection

Total urine sample between 1000 and 1400 hours on one day OR total terminal urine samples for 24 hours

How to request

Via TRAK or by yellow request form or GP order comms

Availability

9am-6pm daily @ RIE; 9am - 5pm @ SJH

Anticipated turnaround

6 days

What happens if the result is positive or abnormal

Telephoned by Microbiologist

General additional information

aka Bilharzia, Schistosoma haematobium