Urine Culture

Section: Bacteriology

Fee: $26.00

Turnaround Time: 3 - 10 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: Canine, Feline

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Urine

Sterile container

1mL


Collection Information

Cystocentesis is the preferred collection method. Clean catheterization and clean free catch samples will be accepted. Do not collect urine through an indwelling catheter. Please indicate the collection method on the submission form.

Shipping Information

If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Ship specimens overnight with an ice pack. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.

Additional Information
This is a semi-quantitative test (relative quantities are reported) with interpretive criteria.
All urine cultures are set up with an enrichment. If the initial plates have no growth, the enrichment plate is held for 7 days to allow for delayed growth to appear.

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