Global guidance specifies midstream urine (MSU) for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) and prenatal screening, yet there is no protocol to ensure guidelines are met, leading to unreliable samples, contaminated with bacteria and flora washed from the skin into the urine sample creating an unreliable diagnostic outcome and flushing taxpayer money down the loo.
Peezy Midstream delivers a much needed protocol for urine collection. Designed by a Doctor, Made in the UK.
- UTI is a significant cause of death accounting for 4835 deaths in England and Wales in 2012
- Unplanned hospital admissions for UTI cost the NHS nearly £400m to treat
- For 34-60% of people diagnosed with UTI, antibiotics are prescribed before their diagnosis can be confirmed by the laboratory
- 7 million antibiotic items were prescribed in primary care in 2019/20 to treat lower UTI at a cost of £47.6 million, and 41% (2.73 million) of these antibiotics were prescribed to people aged 70+ years