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
  • send urine for culture in women and men with catheters
  • consider a UTI in children aged between 3 months and 3 years old
  • consider a UTI in children under 3 months old

The guidance is currently under review; to take part in the public consultation from 16 to 30 May 2018, please visit Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: quick reference guide.

Published 21 November 2007
Last updated 16 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the public consultation 'Diagnosis of urinary tract infections: quick reference guide'.
  2. Updated version of documents.
  3. Latest update April 2011, under review September 2014.
  4. First published.