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Culture Urine  

SIM

40570 

CPT

87086 

Synonyms

 

Specimen Type

CCMS Urine, Catheterized urine, supra-pubic bladder tap 

Container

Sterile specimen container, urine C&S preservative tube

Collection Instructions

Use disinfection procedure for clean catch specimen

Volume

1ml in sterile specimen container.
Minimum of 3ml if collected in gray stoppered preservative tube.(Fill to marked line on gray stoppered tube)

Additional Information

Foley catheters not accepted for culture

Patient Preparation

• 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

 

Transport Requirements

Unpreserved Urine: < 1hr at Room Temp; 1-24hrs Refrigerated 

Preserved Urine:  Room Temp

Specimen Stability

Unpreserved Urine > 1hr - Refrigerate 

Rejection Criteria

Urine transported > 1hr without refrigeration or preservative

Reference Range

Colony Count Negative or < 10,000 CFU/ml

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Isolation and identification of urinary pathogens. Susceptibilities as appropriate. Organism colony count. 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily  

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/29/2018 

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