Specimen Requirements

Title

CULTURE, URINE Includes colony count

Specimen Requirement

1.0 mL urine catheter collection or clean catch mid-stream, first morning specimen preferred. Collect in a sterile screw capped urine container. If the testing is unable to be performed within 24 hours, a gray top urine transport tube is preferred. Ship same day as collected.

Methodology

Conventional culture technique.

Stability

See Above

Reference Range

By Report.

Turnaround

2-3 days

Clinical Use

The culture isolates and identifies significant pathogens responsible for urinary tract infections.

Test Code

UCULT