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Br J Gen Pract. 1998 February; 48(427): 987–988.
PMCID: PMC1409963

How accurately do parents collect urine samples from their children? A pilot study in general practice.


Childhood urinary tract infections (UTIs) are of great importance, but few data exist on how accurately parents collect urine samples. By instituting three simple, practical changes we reduced the contamination rate from 27.5% to 13.2%.

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  • Hardy JD, Furnell PM, Brumfitt W. Comparison of sterile bag, clean catch and suprapubic aspiration in the diagnosis of urinary infection in early childhood. Br J Urol. 1976 Aug;48(4):279–283. [PubMed]

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