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Test Code SCURIN Urine Culture, LAB239

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Submit 0.5 mL of urine from a clean-catch midstream, catheter, ileal conduit, suprapubic, etc. in a screw-capped, sterile container.

2. Send specimen refrigerated if there is a delay in transport or processing. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

3. If specimen will not arrive at St. Luke's within 24 hours of collection, specimen should be sent in BD Vacutainer Urine culture preservative. Collection device available from the laboratory, upon request.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No growth

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Culture and Colony Count, with Identification by Conventional Methods

Note: Primary Gram stain is not included, but can be done upon request.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87088