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Test Name: Urine Culture
Test Code: 50000
Other Names: Clean Catch, Cath., or Bladder Culture.
Test Includes: N/A
Specimen Requirements: Urine
Container: N/A
Collection Instructions: First morning specimens yield highest bacterial counts from overnight incubation in the bladder, and are the best specimens. Forced fluids or random specimens dilute the urine and may cause reduced colony counts.
Stability: Refrigerated samples are stable for 48 hours
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: Specimen not preserved properly may yield incorrect results. Specimen received in expired container, improper labeling may be the cause of rejection.
Methodology: Culture