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During suprapubic aspiration, a needle is inserted through the skin into the bladder to withdraw a urine sample. Local anesthesia may first be used to numb the area.
This method may be used to obtain a urine sample from a young child or infant to confirm or rule out the possibility of a urinary tract infection.
Last Revised: February 27, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
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