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Clean Catch Specimen

Obtaining a Clean Catch Urine Specimen

It is important to obtain a clean urine specimen to prevent contamination of urine with bacteria and cells from the surrounding skin during collection. Follow these steps:

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Gently spread the labial or vaginal folds and wipe from front to back with the soap packet. Males should wipe the tip of the penis.
  3. Girls should sit on the toilet and spread the legs widely
  4. As the child starts to urinate, let a little bit fall into the toilet first
  5. Then place the sterile urine cup underneath the child and urinate into the cup
  6. Place the lid on the sterile cup and keep it refrigerated until it can be brought to the lab or clinic