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The Dip-slide in Urology

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5847.207 (Published 27 January 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:207
  1. F. R. Jackaman,
  2. J. H. Darrell,
  3. R. Shackman

    Abstract

    To assess the value of the Uricult dip-slide in a hospital urological unit, bacteriological examination of 1,033 urine specimens was compared by this technique and by conventional methods. In 87% of cases identical results were obtained using the dip-slides and the standard laboratory culture plates. Insignificant differences occurred in 10%, and a serious discrepancy between the two methods was found in only 3%. The Uricult dip-slide technique is valuable as a bacteriological screening procedure in urological practice but subculturing from the slide is not recommended except in special circumstances.