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CCMS Urine, Catheterized urine, supra-pubic bladder tap
Sterile specimen container, urine C&S preservative tube
Use disinfection procedure for clean catch specimen
1ml in sterile specimen container. Minimum of 3ml if collected in gray stoppered preservative tube.(Fill to marked line on gray stoppered tube)
Foley catheters not accepted for culture
• Clean genital area prior to collection • Wipe area dry • Discard first stream of urine • Collect the midstream flow of urine • Tighten container lid and label specimen appropriately
Specimen Processing Instructions
Unpreserved Urine: < 1hr at Room Temp; 1-24hrs Refrigerated
Preserved Urine: Room Temp
Unpreserved Urine > 1hr - Refrigerate
Urine transported > 1hr without refrigeration or preservative
Colony Count Negative or < 10,000 CFU/ml
Isolation and identification of urinary pathogens. Susceptibilities as appropriate. Organism colony count.
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