How is the clean-catch technique for collecting urine specimen performed in male patients with 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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Clean-catch technique can also be performed by ambulatory males aged 6 years and older who do not have any limiting physical handicap. Specimens are usually reliable. Importantly, the patient should clean the head of the penis, retract the foreskin (if uncircumcised), maintain a good stream, and hold the cup by the outside. In the presence of epispadias or hypospadias, care must be taken to maintain a good stream while collecting the specimen.


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