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Test Code URC BACTERIAL CULTURE, URINE

Important Note

Deliver to lab immediately.
Test subject to Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD) 190.12 Urine Culture, Bacterial.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

URC LAB239 FAH5109

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Stability
Sterile Container Clean Catch Urine Refrigerate 20 mL 10 mL 1 mL *

*Deliver to lab immediately. If the specimen cannot be processed within one hour, refrigerate the specimen at 4oC. Bacterial counts will remain stable at 4oC for 24 hours. Culture will not be performed on urine samples that are refrigerated greater than 24 hours.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / Reported when positive. Negative final at 48 hours / Not available STAT

Method

Culture

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Bacterial Culture, Urine                                    87086

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method

Reference Range

No growth or usual urogenital flora

  • Colony counts are done using a calibrated loop. Colony counts are reported based on 2 reference points: 10,000 CFU/mL and 100,000 CFU/mL.
  • Organisms are identified and susceptibility testing is done (when indicated), when more than 10,000 CFU/mL of 1 or 2 pathogens are present.
  • A sample with 3 or more potential pathogens is reported as:Mixed organisms, Interpretation difficult. Multiple gram positive organisms representing skin flora or vaginal contamination will be reported  as usual urogenital flora.
  • No growth reports are available at 24 hours. Organism identification and susceptibility testing results are completed within 48 hours.

Section

Microbiology-1

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes

Order Code LOINC

Order Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
URC Bacterial Culture, Urine 630-4

 

Result Code LOINC(s)

Result Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
SDES Specimen Description 31208-2
CULT Result 41852-5
RPT Report Status N/A