Lab Test : Urine Culture Routine

Print this page Bookmark and Share
Alternate:Routine Urine Culture
Includes:Culture and colony count. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Phone:(937) 641-3902
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)
Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Sterile tube or container
Temperature:Room temperature, transport to lab within 30 minutes. Refrigerate if delay in transport.
Rejection:Frozen specimen
Submitted in non-sterile container
Normal:No growth at 2 days.
Uses:Identify microorganisms causing urinary tract infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth.

Pediatric Link

Finding the latest trusted child health and safety information doesn't have to be hard. Pediatric Link, Dayton Children's e-newsletter offers timely and up-to-date information for health care professionals from the experts you trust at Dayton Children's.

Sign up

The Right Experts

Just right for all kids


The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815