The era of home urine cultures.

  title={The era of home urine cultures.},
  author={Jay Y. Gillenwater and C J Gleason and Jacob A. Lohr and Donald N. Marion},
  journal={Transactions of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons},
The parents of 289 children performed bacteriuria screening with a self-administered dip-strip culture, which was inoculated, incubated and interpreted in the home. Simultaneous pour-plate quantitative cultures and laboratory tested dip-strip cultures were done on the same urine specimen that had been tested at home. The dip-strip culture was reliable (89 percent) in detecting significant bacteriuria with home administration and interpretation. Only 1.6 percent falsely positive results occurred… CONTINUE READING