Summary

Summary

  • The technology described in this briefing is Peezy Midstream. It is used for collecting a midstream urine (MSU) sample.

  • The innovative aspect is that Peezy Midstream captures only MSU, without needing the patient to interrupt the flow of urine.

  • The intended place in therapy would be as an alternative to standard urine collection containers for MSU samples in people needing a urine test.

  • The main points from the evidence summarised in this briefing are from 6 studies (1 clinical audit and service review, 1 cross-sectional review, 3 observational studies and 1 usability questionnaire study) including a total of 1,350 adults in a community and outpatient hospital setting. They show that Peezy Midstream is easy to use and could potentially reduce sample contamination rates.

  • The key uncertainty is that there is limited published evidence.

  • The cost of Peezy Midstream is £0.87 per kit (exclusive of VAT). The resource impact would be a small increase in cost which may be offset against a reduction in contamination rates of MSU collection and subsequent retesting.