URINE CULTURE (088-0510)
Synonyms: Culture, urine
CPT 4 Code: 87086 (This is a Limited Coverage Test (NCD)
Test Order Mnemonic: C UR
Test Includes: Colony count and isolation of aerobic bacteria, including identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing when appropriate
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Follow instructions in the urine collection kit. Transfer urine to grey-top vacutainer tube included in the collection kit.
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate
Causes for Rejection: Prolonged transport time, specimen received in a non-sterile container, leaking container, more than one sample received within 48 hours., samples without preservatives received 2 hours after collection. Submission of potassium lithium tubes (also gray topped)
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Preliminary report after 1 day, final report after 2-3 days
Special Instructions: Gram stains are not routinely performed, order as a separate test if needed. Please specify if sample is from a suprapubic collection so that special processing procedures are used.
Specimen: Urine - clean catch collection, catheterized collection, suprapubic collection
Volume: 2 ml
Minimum Volume: 1 ml
Container: Vacutainer, grey- top (part of the urine collection kit)
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux