dr Swati Bhardwaj
Pediatric Nephrologist
BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Sample should be obtained before giving the first dose of antibiotic. In toilet trained children, a mid-stream clean catch sample can be obtained. In children not able to void on request, sample needs to be collected by urethral catheterization or suprapubic aspiration. In infant boysa clean catch sample may be attempted. Collection bags and pads are not to be used. Suprapubic aspiration is the method of choice in uncircumcised boys with tight foreskin & girls with tight labial adhesions.Take additional help to collect urine while catheterization/suprapubic aspiration, as children tend to void immediately.

Urine should not be allowed to stand at room temperature for more than 2hrs. Store in refrigerator before transport. For transporting put the sample in a plastic bag with ice cubes.

Posted On: 11/06/2018

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