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853 Culture, Urine

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Random Urine
Without Preservative: 24 Hours, Refrigerated
With Preservative: 72-92 Hours, Ambient
Normal flora, No growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Random Urine
Container: Sterile Container
Temperature: Refrigerated

Method

Culture

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

48-72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

20 mL ( 5mL minimum) of urine (clean catch, voided or catheterized) collected in a sterile screw capped leak-proof container stored at 2-8?? C

Clinical Utility

To detect urinary tract infections; to determine which specific bacteria are present, and to isolate and grow the bacteria for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing

CPT Codes

87086

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