|Alternate:||Urine Culture with Gram Stain|
|Includes:||Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Gram stain and preliminary culture report at 1 day. Negative cultures are finalized at 2 days, positives as identified.|
|Container:||Sterile tube or container|
|Temperature:||Room temperature, transport to lab within 30 minutes. Refrigerate if delay in transport.|
Submitted in non-sterile container
|Normal:||No growth at 2 days. No organisms seen on smear.|
|Uses:||Identify organisms causing urinary tract infection.|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth.|
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