Reply To: Urine Specific Gravity and pH

  • Patricia Conlon

    March 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Cotton balls and make a note for lab that it was collected this way

    Some institutions use sani-pads cut up but I assume the same issue would arise.

    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS,
    Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist,
    Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,
    Fr 3C/2B & Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center,
    Pager: 127-02560
    Phone: 5-6003
    Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
    200 First Street S.W.
    Rochester, MN 55905

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    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .
    Our lab has recently told us we cannot collect urine samples for diapered patients with cotton balls due to inaccurate lab results. We do have PediBags but want to avoid the excessive skin damage from the adhesive and the ‘urine chemo’ sitting on the patient in the collection bag. We are considering foleys for diapered patients but would like to avoid due to risk of infection What do other institutions do to collect urine during HD MTX?

    Jessica Whitlock, CPHON,CPNP,MSN,RN
    Enon, OH
    United States