Lab Company: Boston Heart Diagnostics
Sample Type: Urine
Collection Location: At Home
These instructions are for Boston Heart Diagnostics’ urine tests - Albumin/Creatinine Ratio, F2-Isoprostane/Creatinine Ratio, and 11-dehydro TXB2/Creatinine Ratio. These tests measure a variety of important health markers through a urine sample.
Preparation & Timing
You can do this test at any time.
Limit fluid intake for a few hours before collecting your sample.
Your sample should not be dilute (clear).
Wash your hands with soap and water. Dry your hands.
Unscrew the lid of the specimen cup.
Place the lid on the counter.
DO NOT touch inside the cup or cup lid.
Clean yourself using the provided towelettes.
Males: Clean in a single motion around the urinary opening.
Females: Wipe front to back along the center of the genital area.
Urinate a small amount in the toilet before urinating in the cup.
Collect your mid-stream urination in the provided collection cup.
Pass any remaining urine into the toilet.
Transfer your urine sample to the provided yellow tube.
Invert the tube 8-10 times to mix the sample.
Discard any remaining urine and the collection cup.
Write the following information on the specimen tube.
Patient's full name
Patient's date of birth
PRINT and COMPLETE your test requisition form.
This form was emailed to you from the Rupa Health team.
You can also find it in your Rupa Health patient portal.
Requisition & Payment
Your kit has been prepaid. You DO NOT need to pay anything extra.
You must complete your requisition form and send it back with your samples.
Since you pre-paid for your tests, you do not need to fill in the payment information on this form.
If you also have a Boston Heart blood test,
You can take your urine sample with you to your blood draw. The phlebotomist can ship the blood and urine samples together.
Please ensure your samples will be shipped together. If the phlebotomist will not ship your samples together,
Print out another copy of the requisition form.
Make a note on the requisition form that your samples are being shipped separately.
Follow the instructions below for shipping.
If you do not have a Boston Heart blood test,
Place the specimen tube into the biohazard bag.
Place the biohazard bag into the collection kit box.
Place the collection kit box into the provided shipping mailer/box.
Seal the shipping mailer/box.
Place the provided FedEx return label on the box.
Ship your sample via FedEx.
Take your sample to the nearest FedEx shipping location.
DO NOT place your sample in a FedEx drop box.
Make a note of your tracking number so that you can track your sample back to the lab.
Results should be released to your provider 10-14 business days after samples are received at the lab. Rupa Health cannot guarantee processing time.
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