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Test Catalog

Test ID: URNS    
Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities, Urine

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged. Antimicrobial agent appropriate to the organism and specimen source will be tested according to Mayo's practice and the laboratory's standard operating procedures.

 

See Special Instructions to review tables that provide a listing of the antimicrobials routinely tested in the laboratory as well as antimicrobials that may be tested upon request. These tables are organized by isolate groups and are not all inclusive. Call 800-533-1710 and ask to speak to the Bacteriology Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Laboratory if the organism or antimicrobial of interest are not listed in these tables.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Urine

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection. 

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Collection Container/Tube: Clean, plastic urine collection container

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated 24 hours

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Unpreserved specimen >24 hours Reject
Frozen Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
UrineVaries