Urine culture

Description: 
Microscopy, isolation, identification and susceptibility of any organism likely to be pathogenic. Urine microscopy is performed using the SediMAX analyser.
Clinical details: 
UTI
Sample type and Volume required: 
MSU, clean catch urine, pad, suprapubic aspirate, nephrostomy, bag, Iieal conduit-urostomy.
Turnaround time: 
1-2 days
Special sample instructions: 

A minimum of 5mL in a sterile universal container is required for processing.

Storage and transport: 
Samples should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible after collection. Specimens which are > 48 hours old on receipt in the laboratory will not be processed. If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Contacts:
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015