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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

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 Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Refrigerated (preferred) 24 hours
  Ambient  2 hours

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