A clean-catch urine sample is a way to collect urine that helps keep bacteria that are normally on your skin out of the sample. Your healthcare provider can then test the urine for bacteria in your urinary tract. Other tests may also be done on the urine sample. The urinary tract includes your:
Your child’s healthcare provider will give you a cup and cleaning wipes to use for collecting the urine sample. Follow your provider’s advice for how to collect the sample. Some general guidelines are listed below.