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Urine for Culture and Sensitivity

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Urine for Culture and Sensitivity
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Turnaround Time:

3 working days

Description:

Send urine culture only if dipstick positive (LEUC+/NIT+) or from children or pregnant women.

Preparation:

Red top slim line tube (for patients over 5 years old) for urine culture

White top tube (for patients under 5 years old) or if less than 5 mls urine.

Sample Requirements:

Please clearly state relevant clinical details on the request form. Samples without clinical details will be rejected.

How result is reported:

Result availble on screen within 3 working days

Important Information:

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Please clearly state relevant clinical details pertaining to the reasons behind taking the sample i.e. hot/pain/red. Samples without relevant clinical details may be rejected.
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Please state on form if the patient has had recent foreign travel or if there is a strong suspicion of high risk pathogens as these pose a risk to laboratory staff.
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