Which of the following techniques is advisable when obtaining a urine specimen in order to minimize the contamination of a specimen?
Clean around the urethral meatus prior to sample collectionand get a midstream/clean catch urine specimen.
Clean around the urethral meatus prior to sample collection and collect the first portion of urine as this is where the most bacteria will be.
Do not clean the urethral meatus as we want these bacteria to analyse as well.
Dip the urinalysis strip into the urine in a bedpan mixed with stool