Peezy – the innovative, patient-centred urine sample collection system
Posted Feb 05 2010 12:02am
Taking care of the simple things for patients can often get overlooked in the modern world of high-tech healthcarehoweverpatient care should be complete and unequivocal. Accurate diagnostic testing is fundamental to thisbut is often compromisedparticularly for female patientsat the sample collection stage.
The established ways for women patients to provide a urine sample are inconvenientundignified and unhygienic and often contribute to contamination of the sample. This can result in false-positivesthe need for re-testingdelayed or inaccurate testing and mis-diagnosis. There are serious associated consequences for patients.
The Peezy urine sample collection system helps to overcome the problems outlined abovebut first and foremost meets patient needs. It is a uniquely designed funnel that is shaped to fit the female body. It features a duct that screws into the standard universal containeror preferred laboratory primary tube and is therefore compatible with pathology testing equipment. There is no need for the patient to think about anything other than simply releasing her urine stream as the Peezy does the rest. The first-burst urine exits via a void at the base of the devicewhich is fitted with a compressed cellulose sponge and the mid-stream is collected into the required container. The Peezy and protective gloves can then be placed in the usual waste disposal units. In this way the Peezy ensures that sample collection is safeclean and patient-centred.
Please click here to read an article by Dr Forte. If you would like to request a free Peezy or obtain additional information then please email us or call on 0203 358 0359