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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

Urine


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

Preferred:

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

 

Acceptable:

Supplies: Urine tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

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

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 (Organism present <10,000 cfu/mL, or mixed flora.)

Identification of probable pathogens with colony count ranges

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

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 1-3-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-Identification by 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