Urine culture

Microscopy, isolation, identification and susceptibility of any organism likely to be pathogenic. Urine microscopy is performed using the SediMAX analyser.
Clinical details: 
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.
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015