Urine Culture


Test ID/Workstation: URINE MMIC2

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 > 24 hours

Storage: Refrigerated or Ambient up to 24 hours if stored in a transport tube containing boric acid.

Availability: Daily, 24 hours

Methodology: Culture

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


Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

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

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