Culture - urine - catheterized specimen; Urine culture - catheterization; Catheterized urine specimen culture
There is a slight risk of perforation (hole) in the urethra or bladder from the catheter and a risk of infection.
Rarely, a suprapubic aspirate may be performed if a sample cannot be obtained by other methods. In this method, a needle is inserted through the skin of the lower abdomen into the bladder to withdraw urine.
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