It’s about time…
We need your help. ODx are developing a new urine test that could be used in the future in GP practices and hospitals for ‘on-the-day’ testing. The new test, for people with a possible Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), will help doctors make important decisions about patient treatment more quickly and could improve the effectiveness of their treatment.
We are looking for adults currently suffering from a UTI to volunteer a urine sample. This should take no more than 15 minutes and all participants will receive £20 on the day toward their expenses for attending.
CURRENTLY SUFFERING FROM A UTI? VOLUNTEER A URINE SAMPLE
Q. Will I receive any medical information on my sample?
Urine samples will not be used to diagnose any medical conditions, nor to give you feedback on health status. We do not test the urine for the presence of alcohol or drugs.
Q. Can I volunteer more than once?
Yes, you can volunteer as often as you would like to while your symptoms persist.
Q. How old do you have to be to provide a sample?
We are looking for consenting adult volunteers from the age of 16, with no upper age limit.
Q. How long will it take?
Your involvement will only last for the time it takes you to sign a consent form and provide a urine sample, around 15 minutes total.
Q. What will happen with my urine samples?
The urine sample will be taken directly to our laboratory next door to our participant suite. The sample will be mixed with an additive and processed in our prototype device. Leftover samples may be stored for future test development or safely disposed of. No genetic or DNA testing will be done on the samples.
Q. Is there parking available?
Yes, there is ample free parking available behind Solasta House.
15 minutes is all it takes.
Giving a urine sample is simple.
- Book an appointment.
- Sign a consent form.
- Provide a urine sample at our bespoke participant facility.
- Collect £20 towards your costs for attending.
- If you wish to volunteer again, arrange your next visit.
Volunteer a urine sample.
To arrange a time to volunteer in our study simply contact us at Volunteers@odxinnovations.com or on 01463 215144 for further information or to arrange a visit.
We know how lucky we are to have our headquarters in Inverness. At ODx we are committed to supporting the communities we work within. If you have a healthcare or education programme that we may be able to help with, particularly in the area of UTI, antibiotic resistance or diagnostics please get in touch by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find Us Now
Buses 1B, 2, 2A and 3 leave for Inverness Campus from Falcon Square every 10 minutes. Route 6A leaves from Queensgate every 30 minutes and from Inverness Shopping Park every hour.
Or, you can take the 11U or 25 from Nairn or Invergordon. Solasta House is a 5-minute walk from the Campus bus stop.
Bike and Foot
Solasta House is easily accessible by bike with dedicated cycle and pedestrian paths from the retail park and Raigmore Hospital. There are cycle stands available at the main reception building.
From the North
Take the Culloden/Raigmore Hospital exit off the A9. Stay in the right-hand lane on the slip road. The main entrance to the campus is straight ahead at the traffic lights at the top of the slip road.
From the South
Take the Raigmore/Culcabock exit off the A9 towards the Tesco roundabout. Take the first exit and then take the first left into Inverness Campus after the traffic lights.
At Inverness Campus
Go straight ahead at the small roundabout next to the main campus entrance and follow the road round to the left. First you will pass the An Lòchran building (number 10) on your right and pond on the left, keep going and look out for the next building on the right. The entrance to Solasta House (number 8) will be the first road on the right. Park in the free Solasta House car park (not Envoy) as you enter on the right.