Urine Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: URINE MIC2

Specimen Type: Urine

Tube Type: Urine container

Collection Volume: 2.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen received in unsterile container. Specimen older than 2 hours without refrigeration; Specimens >48 hours.

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Specify if urine was obtained by catheter or CCMS

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 48 hours

Additional Info: 2 cultures containing 100,000 CFU/mL of the same organism is 95% confirmatory

CPT Code: 87086

Synonyms: Cath urine; Midstream urine; Clean catch urine culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Urines

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