A 62-year-old female asked:
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a clean catch urine sample showed bacteria and squamous cell. i was told this is normal.?

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Dr. Mathew Sorensen
21 years experience Urology
Contaminated specimn: Squamous cells on a clean catch means it was not really a clean catch. The squamous cells come from contaminating the urine collection by touching the cup or having the urine touch your labia. The skin is covered in bacteria.
Answered on May 4, 2013
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