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
Refrigerated or Ambient up to 24 hours if stored in a transport tube containing boric acid.
Daily, 24 hours
Specify if urine was obtained by catheter or CCMS
OC Power Word:
2 cultures containing 100,000 CFU/mL of the same organism is 95% confirmatory.
Cath urine; Midstream urine; Clean catch urine culture
Specimen Collection Procedures