Guidance

Urinary tract infection: diagnostic tools for primary care

Quick reference materials for primary care on diagnosing and understanding culture results for urinary tract infections (UTI).

Documents

Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: quick reference guide for primary care

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Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: quick reference guide for primary care

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PHE flowchart for infants/children under 16 years with suspected UTI

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PHE flowchart for women under 65 years with suspected UTI

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PHE flowchart for men and women over 65 years with suspected UTI

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Details

This guidance describes when to:

  • send urine for culture in adults and children
  • consider a UTI in adults over 65 years
  • consider a UTI in women under 65 years
  • consider a UTI in infants and children

The guidance was out for public review from 16 May to 5 June 2018. For more information, please refer to the consultation document and feedback report.

Published 21 November 2007
Last updated 13 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with revised UTI quick reference guide and flowcharts.
  2. Added link to the public consultation 'Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: quick reference guide'.
  3. Updated version of documents.
  4. Latest update April 2011, under review September 2014.
  5. First published.