Name: URINE CULTURE
Container: STERILE SPECIMEN CONTAINER OR GRAY TUBES WITH BORIC ACID
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
Methodology: Standard culture procedures
Required Information: Source/collection method, Sensitivity ordered?
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.