Susceptibility, if generally applicable. Gram stain by special request only, order separately.
Early morning collection is preferred. NOT for N. gonorrhoeae or chlamydia isolation.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Urine in a sterile screw cap container, Boric acid transport tube is acceptable.
Specify collection mode: cath, voided, superpubic, etc. on order or requisition. Deliver immediately to the lab or refrigerate sample.
Specimens from catheter bag, Foley catheter tips, frozen, in formalin type preservative, pooled or 24 hour specimens, leaking or nonsterile container
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Boric acid tube ambient to 48 hours
Standard Aerobic Bacterial Culture
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
No growth. Low colony count patient specific. Three or more colony types, an indication of contamination. Recollection advised.
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