Test directory: Prostatitis Culture

Ordering Code5823
Test NameProstatitis Culture
Preferred SpecimenUrine (Post-prostatic massage)
Preferred ContainerSealed leak-proof sterile container
Other Specimen/ContainerUrine in (BD) Vacutainer, Semen from prostatitis workup only
Optimum Volume20 mL
Collection InstructionsUrine must be collected immediately after a prostatic massage.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Frozen: Not Stable
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Leaking specimen
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 3 Days
Preliminary report at 24 hours. Additional time is required for identification and/or susceptibility testing if growth is present.
MethodologyCulture and visual examination for bacterial growth

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
Report StatusALLSee report.
CultureALLSee report.