Test Directory DD

8010Culture Urine
Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Sterile urine
24 Hours Refrigerated. Suprapubic aspirates should be submitted ASAP
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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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