Which collection methods are used for urine specimens for acute pyelonephritis (kidney infection)?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Tibor Fulop, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Urine specimens obtained for urinalysis and culture should approximate the urine contained in the bladder as closely as possible. The procedures for collecting such a urine specimen are as follows:

  • Clean catch
  • Urethral catheterization
  • Suprapubic needle aspiration

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