UTI Evaluation

Indications for imaging in patient with UTI, from Campbell's

Causes for bacterial persistence in UTIs, from Campbell's

UTI surveillance in high risk patients, from Campbell's

UTI Evaluation

Presenting symptoms

Collecting a good urine sample

  1. Obtain clean catch (0 squamous cells is best sample)
  2. If tube (foley/PCN) present, consider exchanging tube (if possible) prior to collecting sample
  3. If ostomy, catheterize stoma for collection
  4. Do not collect from foley/PCN bag!

Lab Findings

Confounding factors

Asymptomatic Bacteruria

Spinal Cord Injury Patients