The Sexual Health Network, Greater Manchester. NHS

Important Information

Urine Aptima

The urine aptima has three parts:

  • A yellow test tube containing some liquid
  • A disposable plastic pot
  • A disposable pipette

Important Points to ensure best results

Do not remove any of the liquid from the test tube

Do not pierce or remove the foil from the top of the test tube lid

Do not wipe or clean yourself imediately before taking the test

Do not urinate for at least 1 hour before taking the test

You should catch the first 20 - 30 ml of your urine stream


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