Item Value
Test name Urine Culture
Available Stat? No
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range
Container type Urine cup (clean catch)
Red top (indwelling catheter)
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Collection Instructions Submit voided urine in a cup with a screw-on lid. Use a Red top vacutainer to collect the specimen from a bladder catheter. Urines collected surgically can have stat Gram Stain performed as indicated by the order. The physician can notify the laboratory to decline organism identification and susceptibility testing. See Utilization Guidelines below for ordering instructions.
Sample type Random urine

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