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Urine microscopy and culture

Alternate names:
CSU, EMR test name-Culture Urine, MSU, SPA, UMC, urine, Urine MC&S
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
UMC
Specimen types:
Urine
Container types:
Sterile JarSterile Jar
Collection Instructions:

Mid-stream specimens are always preferred over clean catch or bag collections

Red Cell Morphology must be specifically requested

Refrigerate a soon as collected.

If transport will be greater than 30 minutes, it should be at 2-8 degrees

 

MSU Collection Instructions

CSU Collection Instructions

 

Notes:

In special circumstances volumes less than 10 mL can be processed.

Please contact Microbiology on 9895-3475 if unable to collect the 10 mL volume.

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
12-24 hours