Laboratory: Clinical Microbiology
Test Name:
URINE CULTURE - (U)
Test Code: MU, CU, SPU, UCM
Clinical Information:

1.  Do not allow urines to stand at room temperature.  Refrigerate or send directly to lab.  Urine > 24 hours old, not in preservative, will not be processed.

2.  Please indicate method of collection as this determines lab processing (ie. midstream, catheter, supra pubic, etc.).

3.  State if patient is symptomatic/asymptomatic.

4.  Catheter urines should be taken from the line not the collection bag.

5.  Urine collected via condom cath, bagged, bedpans are not suitable for culture.

6.  If AFB is suspected, a specific request must be made.

 

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:

≥ 1.0 mL minimum

 

Sample Collection Manual Link 

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A descriptive report will be sent.

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