|Includes:||Culture, and colony count. Susceptibility it warranted.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 day. Negative cultures are finalized at 2 days, positives as identified.|
|Temperature:||Room temperature, transport within 30 minutes. Refrigerate if delay in transport.|
|Rejection:||Submitted in a non-sterile container.
|Normal:||No growth at 2 days.|
|Uses:||Isolate and identify microorganisms causing urinary tract infections.|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Bacteria in numbers less than 1000 colonies / mL. are not detected.|
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