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Test Code URINE CULTURE URINE CULTURE

Order Code

URNC

Methodology

Conventional Culture Technique

Prefered Specimen Type

Urine

Specimen Requirements

Clean catch or catheterized urine in sterile container. Early morning is best.

Routine Analytic Time

2-3 Days

STAT Analytic Time

Not Available

Department

Microbiology

Special Patient Preparation

Only those urine specimens meeting WMC culture criteria will be cultured. See “Urinalysis Culture if indicated” test for criteria.