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What is the best time to test?

Urine parameters can change throughout the day due to your diet and fluid intake.

The first-morning sample is usually considered best because it is more concentrated and more likely to detect abnormalities. The urinalysis that tests specifically for nitrites and bacteria requires time to convert nitrates to nitrites. Supposing that if you have slept for at least four hours without urinating, the bacteria has had sufficient time to complete the conversion and provide a rich sample for testing.

Your healthcare provider can guide you on the best times to conduct urinalysis based on your health and body needs. A 24-hour urine test is sometimes recommended to track daily urine parameters

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