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URINE CULTURE

Test Name  URINE CULTURE 
Mnemonic  UC 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   87088 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE SPECIMEN CONTAINER OR GRAY TUBES WITH BORIC ACID 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Urine in sterile leakproof container. Unacceptable conditions: Nonsterile or leaking containers, urine from catheter bag, foley catheter tips, unrefrigerated urine more than 2 hours old. Stability: Ambient: 2 hours Refrigerated: 24 hours Preserved (boric acid): 48 hours Set up daily. TAT: Routine culture, 2 days  
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Component   
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
Units   
Reference Range    
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Source/collection method, Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final 2 days; sensitivity 2-3 days (if indicated) 
Note  Includes colony count and identification of significant isolates. Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of significant isolates. 
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