Changes to the way we diagnose urine infections
25th April 2022 - 7:25 AM
ALL PATIENTS: Please do not bring in a urine sample unless you have been advised to do so 😊
➡️ The way we diagnose urine infections is changing….
Following a change to clinical guidance, we will no longer be accepting urine samples from patients UNLESS it has been requested by a clinician (ie a GP, Advanced clinical practitioner or Nurse). 🩺👩🏻⚕️👨🏼⚕️
This is because urine dip-stick testing has been found to be an unreliable test in certain groups of patients. In some cases, this means we should diagnose a urine infection based on symptoms alone.
If you have any urinary symptoms, or think you have a urine infection, please contact the surgery online, by telephone or via reception and we will advise you what to do next. Thank you for your cooperation as we implement this change which will improve the quality of our clinical care.