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    Hey,

    i have an appt at 4pm and have to provide a urine sample at each visit.

    Is it compulsary to provide the first urine of the morning ?
    As i thought that the urine last for 5 hours only before being able to do any test with it.
    It will be my first appt in the afternoon.



    Thanx for your help.

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    Hi Ti Lionne. I've never had to provide the first urine of the morning. In fact, all my Ob apppointments have been after work at about 4.45pm and I give the samples there so they are very late in the day samples. I think they only time you need to provide FMU is during a pregnancy test. Give them a call and check but I think you'll be fine.

    Good luck with your pregnancy and hope all goes well, it goes soooo fast!

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    I provided samples for all my appointments, and it was mostly always a sample done not long before i headed off for the appointment. Never a first morning jobby.

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    what is the urine samples for? My ob only started asking me to bring a urine sample for next appointment and I am 26weeks. I will be 29 weeks or so for the first urine sample.

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    They don't need first morning urine for what they're testing for - they're just using dipstick tests to check the glucose and protein in your urine. They just dip a test strip into it and read the result from the colour Can be done anytime of day.

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    thanx!!!! a lot

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    They only want the sample to test the amount of protein to catch any signs of pre-eclampsia early on. It doesn't have to be in the morning. Get used to it you will have to do lots more before your bub arrives

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