How to prepare for your test
In order to do a laboratory test, you have received a laboratory request form signed by a registered physician. This will often be blood and /or urine tests, but you can also go to the laboratory to hand in faeces, semen or other body materials to be examined. For most tests you can go to all FSLMA locations an appointment is not necessary.
Read the laboratory request form that you received from your doctor, you can find instructions that are important for you. For example, whether you should be fasting for the test.
Fasting means that you cannot eat or drink anymore on the day before the examination from 22:00. It is allowed to drink water or tea without additives. If you use medication you can take it as usual, unless your doctor has agreed otherwise.
For the test mentioned below you have to be on an empty stomach in order to get your tests done.
Some examinations cannot be performed at every FSLMA location or time. The location is stated on your lab form or you will be informed by your doctor. If you need material for the examination, for example a jar to collect the urine, you can obtain this at one of FSLMA locations.
Please click below on the specific information folder on other tests which requires different procedure:
- 24 Hours Urine
- Bacteriological Culture
- Fecal Occult Blood
- Glucose Tolerance Test
- Parasites Test
- Rechtsgeldig (DNA) vaderschapsonderzoek
For further instructions, download one of our pamphlets or click here “Laboratory test information“.
Always bring your AZV card and proof of identity.