21.5 Obtaining Urine Specimen for Culture
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If a small amount of a fresh urine is needed for specimen collection for urinalysis or culture, aspirate the urine from the needleless sampling port with a sterile syringe after cleansing the port with a disinfectant.See the “Checklist for Obtaining a Urine Specimen from a Foley Catheter” for more detailed instructions. Do not collect the urine that is already in the collection bag because it is contaminated and will lead to an erroneous test result.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015, November 15). Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI). https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/cauti/ ↵