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Pediatric Urine Collector

Pediatric Urine Collector

The pediatric urine collector has been used to detect disease and manage various health conditions in labs. This device is designed for children's urine samples or samples of other small animals.

  • White paper is available. Packed sterile.
Ref. No.: Description: Qty.Cs:
NMU240101 100ml, flank seal, yellow paper (normal) 5000 or 2500
NMU240102 200ml, flank seal, yellow paper (normal) 5000 or 2500
NMU240103 100ml, front seal, yellow paper (normal) 5000 or 2500
NMU240104 200ml, front seal, yellow paper (normal) 5000 or 2500
NMU240106 100ml, flank seal, yellow paper (boy use) 5000 or 2500
NMU240107 200ml, flank seal, yellow paper (boy use) 5000 or 2500
NMU240108 100ml, front seal, yellow paper (girl use) 5000 or 2500
NMU240109 200ml, front seal, yellow paper (girl use 5000 or 2500

Pediatric Urine Collector: How does it work?

A pediatric urine collector is a medical device used to collect urine samples from infants and young children. It is a simple, non-invasive way to obtain a urine sample that can be used for testing and diagnosis. The collector consists of a small funnel that is placed over the child's genitals. The child then urinates into the funnel, and the urine is collected in a sterile container. The entire process takes only a few seconds and is generally well tolerated by children. Urine samples collected with a pediatric urine collector can be used for a variety of tests, including blood tests, urinalysis, and cultures. They can also be helpful in diagnosing urinary tract infections or other problems.

Pediatric Urine Collector: How is it used in the lab?

The pediatric urine collector is a specialized device used to collect urine samples from infants and young children. It is usually composed of a small cup or container attached to a funnel-like device that fits over the child's urethra. The collector is typically used in conjunction with a urinalysis, which is a test that measures the content of various substances in urine. The use of a pediatric urine collector in the lab can be helpful for a number of reasons. First, it allows for the collection of a clean sample of urine without having to directly handle the child's genitals. This can be important for both hygiene reasons and also to avoid cross-contamination between different samples. Second, the use of a collector can help to ensure that an adequate amount of urine is collected. This is important because some tests (such as those measuring hormone levels) require a specific volume of urine in order to be accurate. To use a pediatric urine collector, the child should be placed in a comfortable position (usually sitting or lying down) and the funnel-like device should be positioned over the urethra. Once in place, the cup or container can be slowly filled with urine until it reaches the required volume. The entire process usually takes just a few minutes and most children do not find it overly uncomfortable or embarrassing.

Pediatric Urine Collector: Special Considerations

There are a few special considerations to take into account when collecting urine from pediatric patients. First, it is important to use a urine collector that is specifically designed for children. These collectors typically have smaller collection bags and shorter tubing, which makes them more comfortable for children to use. Second, it is important to take into account the developmental stage of the child when collecting urine. For example, infants and young children may not be able to control their bladder well, so it may be necessary to collect urine over a period of time (e.g., overnight). Older children and adolescents may be able to provide a clean-catch sample if they are instructed on how to do so properly. Finally, it is important to ensure that the collected urine sample is properly labeled with the child's name, date of birth, and other relevant information. This will help laboratory personnel properly identify the sample and process it correctly.

Pediatric Urine Collector: What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to using a pediatric urine collector in the lab. First, it is a non-invasive way to collect urine samples from children. This is important because it can be difficult to get children to cooperate when trying to collect a urine sample using traditional methods. Another benefit of using a pediatric urine collector is that it allows for a more accurate sample. This is because the child does not have to urinate into a cup or other container, which can lead to contamination. Finally, using a pediatric urine collector can help save time in the lab. This is because the sample can be collected quickly and efficiently without having to wait for the child to use the bathroom.

Pediatric Urine Collector: What are the drawbacks?

There are a few drawbacks to pediatric urine collectors. First, they can be difficult to use on very young children. Second, they may not collect all of the urine output from a child, leading to inaccurate results. Finally, they can be expensive.

Pediatric urine collector is used in lab testing to detect disease and manage various health conditions. These include liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, and UTIs (urinary tract infections). Some employers also request their employees and job candidates to undergo urine collection to test for drug use by urinalysis. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="629"]Pediatric Urine Collector Pediatric Urine Collector[/caption] Many addiction treatments and recovery programs require routine urine testing to screen for alcohol and drug use, which can help identify a relapse during recovery. A urine test is also used to detect drug use in professional athletes. This is in fulfillment of the anti-doping restrictions enforced by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), and others.

How Is Liquid Urine Analysis Performed?

Three lab methods are used in analyzing liquid urine. One is a visual exam that checks the urine for color and clarity. The second is a microscopic exam that checks for the presence of blood or tumor cells, parasites, etc. The third is a dipstick test where a thin plastic strip laced with chemicals is dipped into the urine. If anything is abnormal, the chemicals react and change color.

How Is Urine Collected for Analysis?

Traditionally, a research team, clinician, or lab will issue a specimen cup that a person uses to self-collect their midstream urine. This involves placing the specimen cup under the stream of urine to catch a sample as instructed. In addition to being messy, this method of urine collection poses various challenges. The liquid specimen samples are vulnerable to contamination and adulteration that could affect the results by producing false negatives or false positives. Also, liquid urine samples require expensive refrigeration between 2° - 8°C to maintain stability during transportation. In hospital settings, pediatric urine collector methods aim for more sterile samples. Four commonly used hospital methods include:
  1. Clean-catch (CC)
  2. Sterile urine bag
  3. Suprapubic aspiration (SPA)
  4. Urethral catheterization (Cath)
Catheterization (Cath) and suprapubic aspiration (SPA) are believed to give the most reliable results, as they minimize false positives. However, they are invasive and painful. The urine bag method is an easy alternative but has a higher rate of producing false positives. The clean-catch (CC) method is a modified approach to the pee-in-a-cup method described above, whereby a patient wipes the area clean before self-collecting a midstream urine sample. Although it is non-invasive, at least one study found that the midstream clean-catch technique may not decrease contamination rates.