An easy approach to obtaining clean-catch urine from infants
An easy approach to obtaining clean-catch urine from infants. Current collection methods leave much to be desired. But a new method may provide a quick alternative. Apply gauze soaked in cold sterile saline to the suprapubic area to stimulate infants ages 1 to 12 months to provide a clean-catch urine sample. Doing so produces significantly more clean-catch urine samples within 5 minutes than simply waiting for the patient to void, with no difference in contamination and with increased parental and provider satisfaction.
Journal of Family Practice, 67(3) 2018: 166-169.
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