A guide to first pass testing
What is a first pass urine specimen?
It is the first part of the urine stream passed at any time of the day.
The first pass is important to optimise the collection of infected desquamated cells from the urethra or cervix which are present in the urine.
Misinformation about the need for an early morning urine specimen can result in missed opportunities for on-the-spot specimen collection.
This resource is accepted by the RACGP.
This guideline is published by NSWSTI Programs Unit