Fast Diagnostics of Urinary Tract Infections in Children using Dipsticks


  • Jan Tomasik Students` Research Society of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Jagiellonian University, Wielicka St. 265, 30-663 Krakow, Poland
  • Przemysław Tomasik Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Pediatric Institute, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Jagiellonian University, Wielicka St. 265, 30-663 Krakow, Poland



Urine dipstick, leukocyturia, nitrites, urinary tract infections


This article presents a practical approach to the preliminary diagnosis of urinary tract infection in suspected children using a dipstick test for urine analysis. The urine dipstick test is considered a point of care testing, as well, in several countries, as a self-testing device or waived test. In the event that positive results are obtained, a subsequent laboratory evaluation is required. If properly performed and read, the dipstick test can become a valuable diagnostic and management tool in a primary care physician’s office. It allows the introduction of treatment and further clinical diagnosis. The test remains simple, quick, and inexpensive and should be widely used.


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How to Cite

Tomasik, J. ., & Tomasik, P. . (2022). Fast Diagnostics of Urinary Tract Infections in Children using Dipsticks. International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 11(4), 194–201.



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