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Pediatric Urine Collector

Pediatric Urine Collector

  • 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 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.