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Urine Culture

Alternative Name:

Urine Culture

Clinical Utility:

Urine culture is the reference standard for the diagnosis of UTI. Urine culture is designed to quantitate the growth of significant bacteria when collected by the Clean Catch Guidelines or from indwelling catheters. Quantitative culturing of urine is an established tool to differentiate significant bacteriuria from contamination introduced during voiding.

Container:

5-10 mL Urine Tube – Grey Top

Collection Instructions:

UGY: Perform a clean catch process, collect urine in sterile container, transfer 5-10 ml into the special grey tube, label with patient’s name

Storage Instruction:

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time:

4 days

CPT Code:

87086 (1)