Test Catalog

Test

Code
30000
Name
URINE CULTURE
Description

Alternative Names: Quantitative Urine Culture, Urine Culture, C Urine, 30000
Includes: Bacteria Identified
Sample Type: Urine (Random, Catheterized, Clean Catch- Mid Stream)
Preferred Container: Vacutainer Urine Transport System (Gray Top) Tube
Alternate Container: Sterile Urine Cup
Sample Volume: 4.0 mL
Handling Instructions: Stability is 96 hours in BD Vacutainer Plus C&S Preservative Tube ; 24 hours in a sterile Cup
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability:  See Handling Instructions
Testing Frequency: Daily
Expected Turn Around Time: 3 Days
CPT Codes: 87086, additional CPT Codes as required for identification and sensitivities
Notes:  Normal flora will not be worked up for sensitivities. Collection tubes contain preservatives which stabilize the organisms and prevent multiplication for up to 48 hours after collection without the need to refrigerate the specimen.