Contamination rates of different urine collection methods for the diagnosis of urinary tract infections in young children: an observational cohort study

Shidan Tosif, Alice Baker, Edward Oakley, Susan Donath, Franz Babl

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The optimal method for diagnostic collection of urine in children is unclear. National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence recommend specimens taken by clean catch urine (CCU) for identification of urinary tract infection (UTI). We investigated contamination rates for CCU, suprapubic aspiration (SPA), catheter specimen urine (CSU) and bag specimen urine (BSU) collections. METHOD: Retrospective observational cohort study with review of microbiology data and medical records at a large tertiary children s hospital. We reviewed urine culture growth from consecutive first urine specimens of children aged
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659 - 664
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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