Episode 059: Using urine collection devices to reduce urine sample contamination – results from a single-blind randomised controlled trial

In this episode we talk to Dr Gail Hayward who is a GP and Associate Professor of Primary Care at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford.

Paper: Urine collection devices to reduce contamination in urine samples for diagnosis of uncomplicated UTI: a single-blind randomised controlled trial in primary care

This trial is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of urine collection devices in the population of most relevance: women with symptoms of UTI presenting to primary care. Neither device tested reduced sample contamination when used by women presenting to primary care with symptoms attributable to uncomplicated UTI. Since there are no other studies in this population, their use cannot be recommended for this purpose in this setting.

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