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SPA (Urine Suprapubic Aspirate)

Category Bacteriology Medical Microbiology
Reporting frequency TAT 1-2 days for culture, microscopy available same day

Collection conditions

Use for SPA (Suprapubic Aspirate), mid stream urine (MSU), clean catch urine (CCU), catheter urine (CSU), illestomy, ureteric

Additional information

For surgically obtained urine samples, please ring the lab before sending the sample and request as urgent. Sample stability – 1 week. Specimens that are not processed will be retained in the laboratory for up to 48 hours after the report is issued

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