Item Value
Test name Urine Culture and Gram stain (to modify treatment prior to culture results)
Available Stat? No (gram stain may be requested stat)
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range See Additional Information
Container type Urine cup
Amount to Collect See preferred volume
Collection Instructions Submit voided urine in a cup with a screw-on lid. Use a Red top vacutainer to collect the specimen from a bladder catheter. Specify whether a Gram stain is desired. The physician can, by checking the appropriate box on the requisition, select a screening culture for significant numbers of a presumptive pathogen only and decline organism identification and susceptibility testing.
Sample type Random urine

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