Urine collection techniques in infants and children with suspected urinary tract infection
- Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH
Lalit Bajaj, MD, MPH
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Children's Hospital Colorado
- Joan Bothner, MD
Joan Bothner, MD
- Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
- University of Colorado School of Medicine
- Section Editor
- Anne M Stack, MD
Anne M Stack, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Procedures
- Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The procedures for obtaining and processing urine samples in infants and children are reviewed here. The diagnosis, treatment, and subsequent evaluation of urinary tract infections in neonates, infants, and older children are discussed separately:
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- SELECTION OF TECHNIQUE
- Toilet trained
- Not toilet trained
- - Specimen for urine culture
- - Specimen for urine dipstick or urinalysis
- Clean voided samples
- Transurethral bladder catheterization
- Suprapubic aspiration
- PROCESSING OF URINE SAMPLES
- INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS