Journal article

Clean catch urine collection: Time taken and diagnostic implication. A prospective observational study

Shidan Tosif, Jonathan Kaufman, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Sandy M Hopper, Monsurul Hoq, Susan Donath, Franz E Babl

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

AIM: Clean catch urine (CCU) collection is commonly used in pre-continent children. CCU can be time-consuming and specimens may be contaminated. Our aim was to determine the time taken for CCU attempts and to describe the success of this method in diagnosing or excluding urinary tract infection. METHODS: Prospective observational study of CCU in pre-continent children aged 2-48 months in the emergency department. Time taken until urine collection, 'successful' (voided and caught), 'missed' (voided not caught) or the procedure 'stopped', were recorded and urine culture results analysed. RESULTS: Two hundred and seventeen children (131 (60%) male) were enrolled. There were a total of 247 attem..

View full abstract