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Urine sample

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by woollygal, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. woollygal

    woollygal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I need to give a sample to make sure no protein is being expelled through kidneys.

    Nurse said do first thing in morning. I’m presuming so it’s concentrated.

    But what if you go for pre in middle of the night. Just done it but I have another 3 hours till I get up if I go back to sleep.

    Should I wash it then redo it in morning?
    I thought if I did that it wouldn’t be same as I’ve got rid of it overnight.
  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    I find there is no mileage in worrying about this. I think the "When you first get out of bed rule" is probably meant for people who are otherwise healthy. The fact that I could apply that rule three or four times a night is something I feel I don't want to bother DN with.

    When she asks at what time I took the sample I just tell her the time of the last time, in the night, I had a pee. Saves a lot of debate.

    Edit: inserted "in the night"
    #2 Squire Fulwood, Sep 23, 2019 at 7:41 AM
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
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