CULTURE, URINE Includes colony count
1.0 mL urine catheter collection or clean catch mid-stream, first morning specimen preferred. Collect in a sterile srew capped urine container. If the testing is unable to be performed within 24 hours transfer the urine into a gray top urine transport tube. Ship same day as collected.
Conventional culture technique.
The culture isolates and identifies significant pathogens responsible for urinary tract infections.