A sample of your urine is examined under the microscope and cultured for 18 hours, looking specifically for blood cells, pus cells and casts (the cells and mucous that accumulate in the kidney before passing into the urine). This test pin-points protein, a sure sign that there is either kidney damage or disease. A culture is made to look for infection and, if present, to help identify the type of antibiotic that will eradicate it. A longer culture can be completed - please request this when placing your order with us.
This test is for anyone who wants a thorough assessment of their kidney health, with a view to identifying any disease or damage. It is also used to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs).
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your urine sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Urine Microscopy and Culture (UTI) urine test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your urine sample in the comfort of your own home.
Your Urine Microscopy and Culture (UTI) test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your urine sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your urine sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your urine sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range urine test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Urine Microscopy and Culture (UTI) test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Urine Microscopy and Culture (UTI) test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.