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Urine Culture

Test Name:Urine Culture
Epic Order Code:LAB239
CPT Code:87086  
Specimen(s) Type:Urine
Acceptable Container(s):Sterile container
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 24-72 hours
Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport.
Reference Range:No growth
Additional Information:Susceptibilities are performed on routine urine cultures according to the colony count. Susceptibilities are performed on all isolates from suprapubic specimens.