Urine Culture
0060131
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC U
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive

Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Midstream urine or foley catheter urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer urine to a sterile container or boric acid transport tube. (Min: 1 mL).  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unpreserved: Refrigerated.
Boric Acid Transport Tube:
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Urine from catheter bag. Multiple (more than one in 24 hours), 24-hour, or pooled specimens. Foley catheter tips (syringe with needle attached). Delayed transport of unpreserved urine (greater than two hours at room temperature or greater than 24 hours refrigerated).  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable.
Boric Acid Tube:
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable.  
Reference Interval
No growth.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on significant isolates.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.

Gram stain is performed by request only. Results indicate colony count plus identification of significant isolates.

For invasively or straight catheter collected urine specimens order Urine Culture, Invasive Collection (2008116).
CPT Code(s)
87088; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060131Culture, Urine
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Aliases
  • Aerobic Bacteria Culture, Urine
  • Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine
  • Culture, Aerobic Bacteria, Urine
  • Culture, Urine