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Babies and small children can't wee into a pot
when asked. There are four possible ways to get urine from
Older children who can wee when asked can
collect a midstream urine (MSU) specimen. This is
done by collecting part of the urine flow as your child passes
urine into the toilet. The urine should be collected half way
through their wee (midstream).
Developed by the RCH departments of General Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
First published: Aug 2003. Last review: October