three-glass test

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three-·glass test

the bladder is emptied by passing urine into a series of 3-ounce test tubes, and the contents of the first and the last are examined; the first tube contains the washings from the anterior urethra, the second, material from the bladder, and the last, material from the posterior urethra, prostate, and seminal vesicles.
Synonym(s): Valentine test

three-glass test

Three-glass urinalysis Urology A crude clinical test in which the urinary stream in collected in succession in 3 different 3 ounce–± 75 mL receptacles

three-glass test

(thrē glas test)
A male patient empties his bladder into a series of 3-oz test tubes, and the contents of the first and the last are examined; the first tube contains the washings from the anterior urethra, the second, material from the bladder, and the last, material from the posterior urethra, prostate, and seminal vesicles.
See also: Thompson test

Valentine,

Ferdinand C., U.S. surgeon, 1851-1909.
Valentine irrigation tube
Valentine irrigator
Valentine position - a supine position on a table used to facilitate urethral irrigation.
Valentine test - the bladder is emptied by passing urine into a series of 3-ounce test tubes, and the contents of the first and the last are examined. Synonym(s): three-glass test
Valentine tube