Urine Specimen Collection

Urine Specimen Collection

A random urine specimen is usually collected as part of the physical examination or at various times during hospitalization. This specimen permits laboratory screening for urinary and systemic disorders; it’s also used for drug screening. The clean-catch urine specimen, also called a clean-catch midstream specimen method, is commonly used in place of random specimen collection because it provides a virtually uncontaminated specimen without the need for catheterization. Obtaining a clean-catch midstream specimen also provides a specimen that more accurately indicates the constituents of the urine being produced by the body.

An indwelling urinary catheter specimen—obtained by aspiration with a syringe—requires sterile collection technique to prevent catheter contamination and urinary tract infection. This method is contraindicated after genitourinary surgery.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Urine Specimen Collection

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