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Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis in Children: Looking Under a Microscope

The urine sample will be examined under a microscope to see if there are bacteria or pus, which would indicate an infection.
 

Urinary Tract Infection Diagnosis in Children: Urine Culture

If the bacteria from the sample are hard to see, the healthcare provider may place the sample in a tube or dish with a substance that encourages any bacteria present to grow. Once the germs have multiplied, they can then be identified and tested to see which medications will provide the most effective treatment. The process of growing bacteria in the laboratory is known as performing a culture and often takes a day or more to complete.
 
The reliability of the culture will depend on how long the urine stands before the culture is started. If you collect your child's urine at home, refrigerate it as soon as it is collected and carry the container to the healthcare provider or lab in a plastic bag filled with ice.
 
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