At our pharmacies we offer a screening service to analyse your urine. It’s completely confidential and only takes a few minutes.
A urinalysis is a test which measures the presence of several substances in urine, such as blood, protein and bacteria. Abnormal levels of certain substances in urine and/or the presence of substances that are not usually present, may detect disease states in their early stages, such as urinary tract infections, kidney disease and high blood pressure.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then it might be a good idea to have a urinalysis performed:
Collect a sufficient urine sample in a clean, sterile container before visiting one of our pharmacies for a urinalysis. For the most accurate results, follow the below guidelines:
To get the most accurate results, a clean-catch method should be adopted to collect to sample midstream. This method involves the following steps:
The service will consist of our pharmacist dipping a test strip in your urine sample for approximately 1 second. After 60 seconds, the colour on the test strip will be compared to the colour scale on the test strip vial for result interpretation.
The consultation will only take 5 minutes, but your pharmacist will take as long as necessary to answer any questions that you may have.
Yes. A payment of €2 for the service will be taken in the pharmacy at the time of your test.
No, you don’t. Your pharmacist may ask you to come at a certain time when the pharmacy is less busy to provide you the best service possible, or alternatively, you may want to request a particular time for peace of mind.