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Urine Testing in Long-Term Care: Guidelines

Last updated: December 9, 2014
Project Number: RB0760-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the ordering of urine culture and sensitivity tests, dipstick tests, and urinalysis for residents in long-term care?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding proper collection of urine for urine testing in long-term care residents?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the interpretation of urine test results?

Key Message

No evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the ordering of urine culture and sensitivity tests, dipstick tests, and urinalysis for residents in long-term care, the proper collection of urine for testing in long-term care, or the interpretation of urine test results.