Each study has its own requirements. Here are some general tips to prepare for your screening visit.
The Leeds Recruitment team will have talked through anything you need to know beforehand and will send you all the documentation you need.
But in case you need a quick refresher, or just want to know more about what happens when visiting the clinic, here is a checklist of dos and don’ts.
BEFORE COMING IN FOR A SCREENING APPOINTMENT PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:
Avoid alcohol, poppy seeds and grapefruit for 48 hours beforehand* as these can effect the test results.
Avoid any strenuous exercise like weight lifting or running a week beforehand* as this can affect the test results.
Avoid food and drink only water (usually about 6 hours*) prior your appointment. This means you will need to avoid caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, coke and energy drinks for 6 hours before your appointment.
- Photographic proof of identity. Check the two lists below to see if you have an acceptable method as this will differ if you were not born in the UK.
- Born in the UK: A passport, driving license or Labcorp ID form are the only types of ID we accept. If you do not have valid ID you will need to get your GP to complete a form (UK Citizens only) to confirm your identification. Please call the recruitment or drop by the clinic to pick up one. Without this we will be unable to proceed with the appointment.
- Born outside the UK: You must present a valid passport from the country of your birth at screening. Without this we will be unable to proceed with the appointment.
Your National Insurance Number (NI number) if you have not provided this to the recruitment team already.