What is the role of urine testing in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) during pregnancy?

Updated: Aug 17, 2021
  • Author: Raisa O Platte, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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In all pregnant patients, a urine specimen should be carefully collected for urinalysis and culturing during the first prenatal visit or at 12-16 weeks’ gestation. [24] These tests help to identify patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria, as well as those with other concerning findings such as glucosuria.


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