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Test ID UR Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine

Useful For

Diagnosis of urinary tract infections


Quantitative culture results may be helpful in discriminating contamination, colonization, and infection.

Method Name

Conventional Quantitative Culture Technique/Identification of Pathogens Greater Than or Equal to 10,000 cfu/mL

Reporting Name

Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine

Specimen Type


Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Urine


Collection Container/Tube: BD Vacutainer Plus C and S Boric Acid Sodium Borate/Formate Tube

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient 48 hours



Supplies: Urine tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube (T068)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated 24 hours

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Varies

Reference Values

No growth or identification of probable pathogens with colony count ranges

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87086-Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine

87077-Identification Commercial Kit (if appropriate)

87077-Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec (if appropriate)

87077-Bacteria Identification (if appropriate)

87153-Aerobe Ident by Sequencing (if appropriate)

87077-Additional Identification Procedure (if appropriate)

87147 x 3-Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident (if appropriate)

87147-Serologic Agglut Method 2 Ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 4-Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 2-6 - Serologic Agglut Method 4 Ident (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Staphylococcus (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Streptococcus (if appropriate)

87185-Beta Lactamase (if appropriate)

87798 x 2-KPC and NDM PCR (if appropriate)

87185-Carbapenemase detection, Carba NP test (if appropriate)

87798-Identification by PCR (if appropriate)87150-Gram-Negative Resistance Genes, PCR (if appropriate)

87798 x 2-OXA-48 and VIM PCR (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
UR Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine 630-4


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
UR Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Urine 630-4

Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
SIDC Ident Serologic Agglut Method 4 No, (Bill Only) No
PCRID Identification by PCR No, (Bill Only) No
BLA Beta Lactamase No, (Bill Only) No
COMM Identification Commercial Kit No, (Bill Only) No
RMALD Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec No, (Bill Only) No
GID Bacteria Identification No, (Bill Only) No
ISAE Aerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
REFID Additional Identification Procedure No, (Bill Only) No
SALS Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
EC Serologic Agglut Method 2 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
SHIG Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
STAP Identification Staphylococcus No, (Bill Only) No
STRP Identification Streptococcus No, (Bill Only) No
KPND1 KPC and NDM PCR No, Yes External (order KPNRP); No Internal (Bill Only) No
CARNB Carbapenemase-Carba NP Test No, Yes External (order CARNP); No Internal (Bill Only) No
GNRG Gram-Negative Resistance Genes, PCR Yes, Yes External (order GNRG); No Internal No
OXVM1 OXA-48 and VIM PCR No, Yes External (order OXVRP); No Internal (Bill only) No