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Infant Clean Catch in Under 5 Minutes

May 19, 2017

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These authors published a proof of concept for Quick Wee last year and have now done this RCT.  Use of the Quick Wee method (cold fluid on gauze applied to the suprapubic area) to stimulate cutaneous reflexes,  prompt infant urination, and obtain a clean catch urine specimen worked well.  31% vs 12% urinated within 5 minutes, NNT = 5.  Parents were also more satisfied than with “standard clean catch.”

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If you need an infant urinalysis, and clean catch is acceptable, the Quick Wee method can help you get the sample in less than 5 minutes.

Faster clean catch urine collection (Quick-Wee method) from infants: randomised controlled trial.  BMJ. 2017 Apr 7;357:j1341. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j1341.

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