Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. Your answers and a physical exam may point to a UTI.
You will be asked to give a clean catch urine sample. A lab will check it for certain bacteria.
You may need these urine tests:
Other tests may be needed:
These tests may be:
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Cystitis and upper urinary tract infections (UTI) in men. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated April 18, 2018. Accessed September 20, 2018.
Diagnosis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/bladder-infection-uti-in-adults/diagnosis. Updated March 2017. Accessed September 20, 2018.
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Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD
Last Updated: 9/20/2018
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