Urine samples

One of the last period’s topics is ”Taking a urine sample (midstream specimen of urine, MSU)”. A tiny taste from the text:

3.1. Instructing the patient to take a midstream specimen of urine

  • Wash hands with water and soap, dry carefully.
  • Wash the urogenital area
    • Women: spread the labia for taking the sample as the opening of the urethra must be exposed to avoid the contamination of urine.
    • Men: retract the foreskin for taking the sample, as the opening of the urethra must be exposed to avoid the contamination of urine.
    • Clean the opening of the urethra with the hand shower or with wetted toilet paper or with a wash glove and lukewarm water. Do not use soap or disinfecting substance. The direction of washing is from the opening of the urethra backwards (from the front to the back). If you wash the urogenital area with a wetted toilet paper or wash gloves, use one sheet or glove only once. Wipe several times. After washing, dry the urogenital area carefully with a clean towel or sheet of paper towel with the direction front to back.
  • First pass a small volume of urine into the toilet
    (this is so that bacteria do not get into the sample with the first stream of urine from the opening of the urethra).
  • Place the sample cup into the urine stream without breaking it
  • Fill the sample cup until it is 2/3 full.
  • Complete urination into the toilet.
  • Close the sample cup.
    Do not touch the inside of the sample cup to prevent the contamination