Routine urine microscopy and culture in paediatric surgical outpatients: is it necessary?

@article{Godbole2003RoutineUM,
  title={Routine urine microscopy and culture in paediatric surgical outpatients: is it necessary?},
  author={Prasad P Godbole and Jeanette M Johnstone},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={130-132}
}
Midstream urine culture has been the gold standard for diagnosing a urinary tract infection. But sample collection in children can be time-consuming and frustrating. In our department, a urine sample is routinely collected by the nursing staff prior to the outpatient consultation. We therefore reviewed our practice with respect to correlation with symptoms… CONTINUE READING