Will this affect my STI results?

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Will this affect my STI results?

Unread postby BelowTheLine » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:49 am

Hi, I had a urine test done for STIs but I didn't pee up to the line so I added a teensy bit of water (like 5ml), will this affect my results?
I totally ignored the sign that said "please notify staff if you pee below the line" :( .

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Re: Will this affect my STI results?

Unread postby Heather » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:53 am

Yeah, diluting urine can impact the results of some urine tests, alas. How about you call into the clinic and let them know?
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Re: Will this affect my STI results?

Unread postby BelowTheLine » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:53 am

Heather wrote:Yeah, diluting urine can impact the results of some urine tests, alas. How about you call into the clinic and let them know?

Oof... I'll go ahead and do that. Thank you.

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Re: Will this affect my STI results?

Unread postby Heather » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:02 pm

Sorry to tell you. Here's hoping maybe it won't with whatever tests they ran, but better to know if your results aren't meaningful than assume otherwise.
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