|Alternate:||Routine Urine Culture|
|Includes:||Culture and colony count. Susceptibility included if warranted.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 day. Negative cultures are finalized at 2 days, positives as identified.|
|Specimen:||Urine specify method of collection (clean catch, mid stream, catheterized)|
|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.|
|Uses:||Identify microorganisms causing urinary tract infection.|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth.|
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