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Urine culture

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB239

 

Synonyms: 

Clean catch urine culture Catheter urine culture Nephrostomy urine culture Suprapubic urine culture Cystoscopy Urine culture Foley Catheter urine culture Ileal Conduit Urine culture

Methodology: 

Standard culture procedure

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

24-48 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 4.0 ml of urine in C&S Preservation Plus Tube (Grey Top) Ref 364957
Sterile Container also acceptable.
Or Sterile Container Submitted within 2 hours of collection or within 24 hours refrigeration
Source of specimen is required
Transport: Samples in preservative must arrive within 48 hours of collection.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on positive cultures if appropriate

Reference Interval: 

No Growth or Less than 10,000 CFU/ML or Mixed Flora

CPT Code(s): 

87086

Last Changed: 

01/23/2017 18:38:07

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 1:53:04 PM