You may be requested to collect a clean catch urine sample at home. This method keeps germs from the penis or vaginal canal out of the sample. Start by wiping the area surrounding your urethra with a pre-moistened cleansing wipe prescribed by your doctor. Into the toilet, urinate a tiny bit, then collect the sample in the cup.
To avoid transferring bacteria from your hands to the sample, avoid touching the inside of the cup. Place the lid on the cup and wash your hands after you’re through. A lab technician will collect the cup from home.
A first-morning sample, for example, maybe requested by your doctor since the urine is more concentrated at that time.