Revalidation of urine sample collection methods, quality, contamination

A new study by Dr Linda Collins, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston and St George’s revalidates assumptions about urinary sample collection methods, quality and contamination. The manuscript is published in the International Urogynecology Journal.

Dr Collins observes: “If midstream is believed to be important the [Peezy] MSU collection device is advantageous.” The study explores the value of bladder sediment and epithelial cells from first-void urine to devise methods of diagnosing and treating Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more effectively.

Ms Collins’ research is based on detailed and long-term work carried out by Professor James Malone-Lee (Iris Profile). Studies continue.