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How are urinary tract infections in children diagnosed?

Urinary tract infections are typically diagnosed by culturing a urine sample to identify the type of bacteria present. Because the test's results can take a few days to produce, an antibiotic treatment is often started before the results come in. Another test that can provide a faster diagnosis is a 'dipstick test' of the urine sample.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 24 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Urinary tract infections (UTI)

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