Test directory: Cath Urine Culture

Ordering Code626C
Test NameCath Urine Culture
AliasCatheterized Urine
UTI Culture (Cath)
Urine Colony Count (Cath)
Preferred SpecimenCatheterized Urine
Preferred ContainerBD Urine Culture Transport Tube (Gray)
Other Specimen/ContainerCath Urine in Sterile Container
Optimum Volume10 mL
Urine in BD Urine Culture Transport Tube (Gray): 4.5 mL
BD Urine Culture Transport Tube must be filled to the minimum draw line indicated on the tube label.
Collection InstructionsCatheterized specimens only
Handling InstructionsUrine in Sterile Container:
Refrigerate specimen immediately.
Urine in BD Urine Culture Transport Tube (Gray):
Transfer 3.0-4.0 mL of specimen to the 13x75mm BD Urine
Culture Transport Tube (Gray) within 2 hours of specimen collection. If less than 3.5 mL of specimen is available,
DO NOT use the BD Transport Tube. If transfer cannot occur within 2 hours, refrigerate specimen.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Urine in BD Urine Culture Transport Tube (Gray):
Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Urine in BD Urine Culture Transport Tube (Gray):
Ambient: 48 Hours
Refrigerated: 48 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Pooled specimen, Non-sterile container, Urine received ambient and NOT in BD Urine Culture Transport Tube,
Specimen older than stability limits, Foley Catheter Tip,
Condom Cath, Syringe with needle attached
NOTE: Specimens with rejection concerns that cannot be recollected (e.g. cystoscopic urine) will be processed upon receipt and the ordering physician consulted.
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 2 Days
Preliminary report at 24 hours. Additional time is required for identification &/or susceptibility if culture is significantly positive.
MethodologyVisual Examination for bacterial growth on non-selective and selective media, including colony count.

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Collection Method:ALLSee report.
Report Status:ALLSee report.