8010 Culture Urine

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Sterile urine 24 Hours Refrigerated. Suprapubic aspirates should be submitted ASAP See Report

Specimen Requirements

Preferred amount: 4 ml sterile urine
Specimen Type:Sterile urine


Semi-quantitative culture techniques: Bacterial culture, aerobic, which includes routine isolation and identification procedures. Antibiotic susceptibility testing is performed when appropriate.




Indicate source/site. If culture is positive, identification and susceptibility (if appropriate) will be performed at an additional charge.

Clinical Utility

By plating specimens onto selective media, it is possible to identify the etiologic agents of urinary tract infections, which includes urethritis, cystitis, the urethral syndrome, and pyelonephritis.

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