1. When can you do your tests? -
The working hours of the Laboratory depend on the working hours of the Registration Desk and the Cash Desk. This means that the lab works with patients when the Registration Desk and Cash Desk work (with the exception of patients admitted on emergency).
2. Do you need to perform your serum pregnancy test fasting?
No, unlike other tests, it is not necessary to perform blood draw and test hCG in the morning fasting.
3. You willNOTget your results in the Clinical Laboratory for:
- sterile urine and other microbiological tests
- cervical smear and histology
- semen analysis
In order to get the results for these tests, please contact Microbiology, Pathoanatomy or Andrology Units, accordingly. When you phone the Call-center, please, be specific about what type of result you are asking for in order to avoid misconnecting with Clinical Laboratory.
4. Online results
You can get your results online by receiving a password from Registration Desk at the time of requesting the tests. Please, contact Information Desk in case you have not taken your password.
5. OGTT /oral glucose tolerance test/ or glucose challenge – WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
- The assessment lasts two hours.
- At the day of the assessment you need to come to the laboratory at 9:00 am, fasting. The assessment starts at 10:00 am at the latest. Patients who arrived after that time are rescheduled for the next day!
- The assessment starts with blood draw for determining the initial glucose level in your blood. Afterwards you will receive 75 g glucose powder which the laboratory technician will dissolve in your presence in 250 ml of water. You need to drink it in small sips within 10 min. YouMUST notdrink the whole amount at once!
- Exactly one hour after you drank the glucose you need to come to the lab and give another blood sample in order to determine your glucose level at minute 60.
- In another hour, i.e., at minute 120 from the beginning of the assessment, you will have a blood drawn for a third time.
- You MUST NOT eat or smoke during these two hours.
6. Quantity of protein in urine
After getting up, the patient urinates and disposes of the first portion of urine for the day. From that moment on, for example at 8:00 am, the collection for the next 24 hours starts, i.e. until 8:00 am on the next morning. A well washed vessel is used, which has to be kept in fridge in the intervals between adding the portions of urine. We recommend a 2 l bottle or a big jar. The vessel where the urine will be stored has to be washed in advance very carefully. At the next morning, the first morning portion is added to the total amount. You have to measure the amount of urine, then you shake the vessel and pour out 10 ml. Please bring these 10 ml of the total amount to the laboratory. For the accuracy of the assessment it is absolutely necessary to indicate the total amount of urine!
During the urine collection the patient does not have to keep any diet, neither to take liquids more than usual, nor to skip a single portion of urine!
7. Getting information on the results by phone and interpretation of results
Please, contact your treating physician for interpretation of your results.
8. Thyroid hormones - fT4, fT3 and TSH
It is absolutely necessary the blood to be drawn in the morning fasting, with no consumption of coffee and cigarettes!