Urine Trouble: Why A Diagnostic Standard Is Overdue

26 September 2017
09:00 AM - 14:00 PM

If prevention is better than cure then why is the nation’s health being put at risk through high rates of contaminated urine specimens? 

There are 65m urine specimens collected every year, over 14m of these samples will lead to failed diagnosis and inadequate/inaccurate treatment for patients, or demand retests and costly resources. 
This Forum will explore the importance of accurate urine specimens across healthcare and the causes behind the contamination rates, with leading expert presentations from across Urology, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Economics. Audience and panel will then debate the benefits that adoption of a gold standard urine collection procedure will bring to laboratory services, infection control, cancelled surgery procedures, cost savings and essential NHS resources.
Findings from recent UK and US clinical studies on alternative collection devices will also be presented.
This free event is relevant to primary health-care providers, NHS Trusts and CCGs, public healthcare bodies, private healthcare providers, health and medical charities and patient associations.
This event is part of Urology Awareness Month and is in association with The Urology Foundation and ABHI