Quantitative culture to identify bacterial causes of urinary tract infections.
Negative at 3 days
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Midstream urine or foley catheter urine.
Transfer urine to a sterile container. (Min: 1 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer urine to a boric acid transport tube (fill to minimum line).
Boric Acid Transport Tube: Room temperature.
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).
Specimen source required.
Unpreserved: Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable.
Boric Acid Tube: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable.
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on significant isolates.
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).
87088; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Aerobic Bacteria Culture, Urine
- Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine
- Culture, Aerobic Bacteria, Urine
- Culture, Urine