Urine for Schistosomiasis



Schistosoma haematobium egg
  • A random urine sample should be collected between the hours of 10.00 am and 2.00 pm
  • This should be a complete sample and not just the terminal urine
  • A 250 mL collection pot is available from the laboratory on request
  • Patients suspected of having schistosomiasis should also have blood samples taken for eosinophils and serology and three stools samples for parasitology
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  • Patients should then be followed up after one year and all the above tests repeated

Sample requirements

A complete urine sample taken between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm into a 250 mL sterile container

Collection instructions for the patient are supplied with the container 


Collection instructions  PDF file

250 mL sterile container

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Travel history


Store and transport at room temperature. Samples should be transported to the laboratory with minimal delay.

Turnaround time

1 - 3 days

Page last reviewed: 30/03/2015