Guidance

Urinary tract infection: diagnosis guide for primary care

Guidance for primary care on diagnosing and understanding culture results for urinary tract infection (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 (Word version)

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Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: quick reference summary

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Details

This guidance describes:

  • when to send urine for culture in women and men over 65 years old
  • when to send urine for culture in women and men with catheters
  • when to consider a UTI in children aged between 3 months and 3 years old
  • when to consider a UTI in children under 3 months old
Published 21 November 2007
Last updated 16 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated version of documents.
  2. Latest update April 2011, under review September 2014.
  3. First published.