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Suprapubic aspirate is the gold standard for obtaining urine specimens for culture. Any growth of pathogenic bacteria in an SPA specimen is felt to be significant. It is a simple, safe, rapid and effective technique.
Microscopic haematuria is common. There are some rare complications which include: macroscopic haematuria, bladder haematoma, bladder haemorrhage, intestinal perforation.
Real time ultrasound images:
What to do if a bladder ultrasound is not available
Factors increasing the likelihood of a successful SPA:
• No specific care required. See parent handout.