HOW TO COLLECT AND SHIP URINE SAMPLES FOR PREGENDER PRECONCEPTION TEST.
We have simplified the way to ship urine samples to us. Previously, upon receipt of order, we used to ship a package to customer containing bottles and a prepaid UPS or Fedex courier. We are stopping that practice. We have simplified everything without affecting the results. We are doing it because we observed that for our purposes the sample must age for at least two days at room temperature without any preservative (Patented). Also keeping urine samples for long time at room temperature eliminates many interfering compounds and materials like glucose and bacteria. Therefore customers are advised not to think that the sample will be spoiled without preservative. It would be getting better FOR OUR PURPOSES rather. We take care of all the samples upon arrival at our laboratory.
We are also charging one flat fee as follows from all customers across the globe:
1) PreGender Preconception test: USD 410.00. This fee is for testing two preconception tests. Any additional sample sent costs USD 200.00 each.
2) FirstGender Post-conception test: USD 225.00. This test can find the gender of the baby from day 1 of a positive pregnancy test.
3) Combined discounted fee for PreGender AND FirstGender test: USD 570.00
4) Multiple tests: Some couples want to get many samples tested by them. We offer them six preconception and one post-conception test at 20% discount for a total fee of $1160.00. To get this discount, the whole amount should be paid in full at the time of shipping the first set of PreGender Preconception samples.
5) All shipping costs to be paid by customer to their local courier of her choice.
Now you do not have to pay us anything in advance. Pay only when you are ready to ship samples. You can collect urine samples at your own convenience and ship it through local post office, UPS or Fedex at your expense. We have observed that registered or express mail service from your local post office is better than other couriers because they deliver late and put the blame on weather or customs.
Since we do not test for any bacteria, glucose or proteins in the sample, there is no need to have a sterile bottle and there is no need to freeze or store the sample in refrigerator. We have seen that the samples get better for our purposes when stored at room temperature, hence no need to ship it by overnight mail. Also there is no need to add any preservative. We take care of samples upon arrival at our laboratory. You will need following items. Most of them are easily available from home.
1) Please get or buy any kind of two small hard plastic bottles from home or pharmacy. Some types are shown here:
2) A Ziploc envelop to enclose the bottle. This is needed to prevent sample to come out in case it leaks.
3) Some paper napkins to be placed OUTSIDE these Ziploc envelops to absorb any leakage
4) A small box or a bubble wrap envelop to enclose the above
5) A money order or certified cashier’s cheque for the amount of USD 410.00 payable to UROBIOLOGICS LLC. You can also pay through our order form AFTER you have shipped your samples.
6) Please print this Consent form fill it our completely, sign it and include it in the package.
7) Print two copies of this letter Exempt human specimen showing the law that it is legal to ship urine sample across international borders. Place one copy in the package for the custom officials to see and take the other one with you to show to courier clerk, in case he/she refuses to take your package. Many a times the clerk is not trained to accept urine samples. If problems, request to talk to the manager.
HOW TO COLLECT URINE SAMPLES FOR PREGENDER PRECONCEPTION TEST.
The PreGender test has nothing to do with an ovulation test. So please do not stress about it. We need urine sample somewhere in the middle of cycle for any two nights.
If you have a normal 28 to 30 day cycle, you can collect on any two nights between on 13th, 14th, 15th or 16th day from period start date. (Example: suppose you started your periods on Jan 1st, you may collect on any two nights between Jan 14th or 15th or 16th or 17th). For the purpose of this test, the first day of full flow is considered first day of menstrual cycle.
If you have irregular periods, only then you need to ovulation tests and sample is collected when ovulation test is positive or you may call 313 574 7500 to discuss.
If you are taking some medicines, it would be better to take them after collecting the sample. Please consult with your physician about it.
For this test, we need samples collected over two menstrual cycles in two separate bottles. Samples are collected on any two days in one bottle and repeated next month in another bottle.
We need urine sample representing whole night. Before going to bed, just pass urine. Do not collect this. We need approximately 1 teaspoonful (about 5ml) of sample anytime you go to bathroom after this. If you wake up around 3 am, collect midstream urine in any disposable cup and pour approximately one teaspoon or 5ml in the bottle. You do not have to be exact. Repeat the same around 7 or 8 am i.e. 5ml more go in the same bottle. Repeat the same for next night and add to same bottle. This way you will have approx. 20ml of sample. Your first month's sample is ready. Write your name and date of collection on it and store at room temperature till next month. Do not write your date of birth or period start date as that may confuse us. Do not mail this sample at this time. Just keep it at room temperature for one month.
If you wake up straight in the morning, collect midstream morning urine in any large container and transfer approx 8-10ml of sample (about two teaspoons) in the bottle. Repeat the same next night.
In the next cycle, collect your second sample as above in the second bottle. Now you are ready to ship both of the bottles together.
How to ship PreGender Preconception Test samples:
1. Enclose the two bottles in separate ziploc bags and seal them. Please do not put any adhesive tape around the bottles and do not keep any paper napkin touching the bottle because if it leaks the sample is absorbed by the paper and we cannot work on it. Place few paper napkins OUTSIDE the ziplock bag. Place everything in a small cardboard box or a bubble wrap envelope and seal it.
2. Enclose a money order for USD 410.00 in a separate ziploc bag so that it does not get contaminated with sample in case there is a leak. Place this as well as the sample envelop in the large envelop from your courier. If you forget, you can also pay through our order form AFTER you have shipped your samples.
3. If the package is being shipped from outside USA you will need to fill a customs form (available from courier’s office). It is legal to ship urine samples from healthy individuals across international borders. If the clerk refuses to take your package, you may ask to talk to the manager. Enter the following information in the customs form:
SHIPPED TO: Urobiologics LLC, 31628 Glendale Ave., Livonia MI 48150 USA
DESCRIPTION: Exempt Human Urine Specimen, non-infectious.
WEIGHT: 0.5 lb
Note: Do not put ice or dry ice in the package. It will start leaking and will not be delivered. We report the result next day after receiving your payment and sample. For privacy reasons, we never call any customer. You are requested to call or email us to get the report.
By shipping your urine samples, you agree to all the terms and conditions shown under order form which also acts as consent form from you. Our test is suitable for healthy women. Certain personal circumstances, fever or medical conditions and medications can adversely affect the performance of these tests. These include menopausal symptoms, impaired liver or kidney function, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and treatments that might affect your cycle e.g. hormonal contraception, certain fertility treatments and hormone replacement therapy. Couples with medically diagnosed fertility problems should consult their physician before using this service. We do not support any type of unethical gender selection. This test's intended use is for satisfying personal curiosity, and is not offered to customers with addresses in States of Maryland and New York. We will not process a sample if the package has MD or NY address. All services on this website are subject to the Service Agreement.
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