Is the clean-catch midstream void procedure necessary for obtaining urine culture specimens from men?

@article{Lipsky1984IsTC,
  title={Is the clean-catch midstream void procedure necessary for obtaining urine culture specimens from men?},
  author={Benjamin A. Lipsky and Thomas S. Inui and J J Plorde and Richard E. Berger},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1984},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={257-62}
}
To determine whether the results of voided urine cultures in men are affected by meatal cleansing, midstream sampling, or circumcision status, 308 paired (initial and midstream) specimens were collected from 254 urology clinic patients. Half of the patients cleansed their urethral meatus with povidone-iodine prior to voiding. The circumcision status of all patients was noted. The rates of true bacteriuria (growth of 10(4) or greater colony-forming units/ml urine with a single predominant… CONTINUE READING

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