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  Urine Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Routine Urine Culture, Urine Routine Culture

Urine


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements: Sterile Specimen Container , PHS 162-014 ONLY
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 25 mL (5 mL for Pediatrics)
Absolute minimum amount: 25 mL (1 mL for Pediatrics)
Method of collection: Clean catch, catheter, suprapubic
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number, must be affixed to bottle.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Negative cultures held 24 Hours. Preliminary - 24 hours.
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Deliver to laboratory within one hour, or refrigerate for no more than 24 hours. Specimen collection is as follows to avoid contamination with normal skin flora. Clean catch specimen: male-cleanse end of penis using 2 betadine swabsticks, with chux under penis. Push foreskin back and cleanse glans. Rinse with sterile 4x4 gauze. Have patient void into sterile container until 1/3 full, change to second container. Instruct patient to void middle portion of stream in second sterile container (about 30 cc). Complete voiding into first container or urinal. Send second container to laboratory. Discard first container. Female-using 3 betadine swabsticks, cleanse entire perineal area. Spread labia and cleanse urinary meatus and inner labia with 2 swabsticks. Press 2 more swabsticks on meatus, making a small circle outward toward the labia. Repeat with 1 more swabstick. rinse with 20 cc sterile water from a syringe. Allow patient to void into bedpan, catch 30 cc urine in sterile container; allow patient to finish void.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Qualitative
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXURN
Secondary code: 4228
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A