Step 1 –Please write your Name and DOB on a piece of masking tape and use that to label your vial or use a permanent marker.
Step 2 – Limit liquid intake starting at 6pm the night prior to collection. This is to avoid sample dilution. Urine must be yellow in color. If the urine is clear the sample is too diluted. Discard diluted sample, rinse the collection cup with hot water (no soap), air dry, then re-collect.
Step 3 – We recommend freezing your specimen for at least 4-6 hours before shipping the test.
Step 4 – Place cap vial into ziplock specimen bag along with absorbent pad. Seal the bag. Place the specimen bag with the sample vial into the kit box.
Step 5 – Fill out the Test Requisition Form completely. Be sure to write the date of sample collection in the Patient section of the form. Payment type must be completed with payment included to process sample unless payment was submitted directly through Fortitude Functional Nutrition. Place Test Request Form into the box with the sample and ship to the laboratory. See shipping instructions below.**
**If you cannot ship the specimen on the day of collection please freeze the sample by placing the box containing the sample into the freezer.