CULTURE URINE BACTERIAL (URB)
: URB, Urine culture, C Urine
: Bacterial culture (quantitative)
: Culture. Gram stain not included.
: BD urine vacutainer ( gray top boric acid transport tube) at 20-25 C or sterile, leak-proof container at 2-8 C
: Urine: midstream, catheterized, cystoscopic, or suprapubic. Indicate source of specimen.
: 4 mL
: 3 mL (Gray top Boric Acid tube)
: Room temperature
: Boric acid tube: ambient for 48 hours. Other containers: ambient for 2 hours; refrigerated for 24 hours.
Reasons for Rejection
: Non sterile or leaking container, excessive delay in transport.
: 1 day for negative
: There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate.
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