Diagnosing UTI in Children is it Time to Ditch the Pad
Urine Collection for Detecting UTI in Pre toilet trained Children, notably in neonates, is difficult and have high rates of contamination.
Pads have been considered as a method for Urine Collection as it is simple. The other methods of Clean Catch, Catheterisation and Suprapubic Aspiration etc are cumbersome in young children for collection of Urine Samples.
A recent yet to be published article from UK addresses this aspect and have concluded that it is time to ditch the Pad as it is not a reliable way at collection of Urine sample for detection of UTI.
I would like to know from our experts as to which method of Urine Collection they prefer in Neonates and Pre Toilet trained children suspected to have UTI
I am sure the preferences will vary with the experts. A knowledge of preferred practices among us will help us immensely.
With warm regards,