Most bladder infections will be cured without complication after treatment. That's why it's important to be tested right away - so treatment can begin
Your health care provider will most likely ask you to submit a routine urine test, also known as a urinalysis, which is a physical and/or chemical examination of the urine.
Once at your health care provider's office, you'll be asked to submit a urine sample in the privacy of the restroom with a clean container that is provided for you. To provide a clean sample, you'll need to wipe the genital area clean before providing the sample. Then, you can start to urinate, allowing a small amount to fall into the toilet to clear the urethra of impurities, and then in the clean container. Your health care provider or a laboratory will then test the urine to determine the type of bacteria so the most appropriate treatment option can be prescribed. For those who are unable to submit a urine sample on their own, a catheterized urine specimen may be performed.