Urine Culture
0060131
 
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Midstream urine or foley catheter urine. For invasively or straight catheter collected urine specimens order Urine Culture, Invasive Collection (2008116).  
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. Gram stain is performed by request only. Results indicate colony count plus identification of significant isolates.  
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.
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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Cross References
  • Aerobic Bacteria Culture, Urine
  • Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine
  • Culture, Aerobic Bacteria, Urine
  • Culture, Urine