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Urine Culture



Test Information

  • Container:
    Boric Acid and Urine Cup, 10ml, (Red)
  • Collection conditions:
    Urine - specimens should be transported and processed within 4 hours if possible. If transportation is delayed refrigeration is essential for non-boric acid urines.-
  • Min vol:
    For small volume samples <10ml, such as paediatric patients use 60ml non boric acid container.
  • Reporting Frequency:
    TAT 1-2 days for culture, microscopy available same day
  • Additional information

    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.

    Nitrofurantoin sensitivity testing is based on EUCAST guidance and is only applicable to E. coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Group B streptococci and Staphylococcus saprophyticus. We test nitrofurantoin against other organisms but suggest you use these results as a guide only and if sensitive but clinical response is poor, switch to an alternative antibiotic.
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Last updated March 29, 2019


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