Aerobic Culture and Susceptibility Test (Urine) *Gram Stain not included; add-on test

Aerobic Culture and Susceptibility Test (Urine)
*Gram Stain not included; add-on test

Test Code:

LS-MIC-0015

Specimen:

Urine (Catheterized)

Volume/Quantity:

≥ 2 mL (straight catheter)
Or
≥ 5 mL (indwelling catheter)

Schedule of Collection:

Prior to antimicrobial therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection:
A. Straight catheter:
1. Clean the urethral opening with soap and water.
2. Allow to pass ̴15 mL of urine. Collect in a sterile leak-proof container.
B. Indwelling catheter
1. Collect only from patient w/c are symptomatic.
2. Disinfect the catheter collection port with 70% alcohol.
3. Clamp catheter below port allow to collect in tubing for 20-30 min.
4. Use needle and syringe to aseptically collect 5-10 ml of urine aseptically and transfer in a sterile leak-proof container.
Storage: If ≤ 2 hours, store at Room Temperature
: If > 2 hours, refrigerate at 4°C (maximum of 24 hours)
Handling: Observe Triple Packaging Guidelines
Transport: If specimen is ≤ 2 hours collected, transport at Room Temperature
: Otherwise, transport with ice

Running Day:

Daily

Cut off Day and Time:

Not Applicable
Note: during weekends, holidays and after office hours, specimens are received in the clinical laboratory

Turnaround Time:

5 working days

Fee:

₱1,320.00

Status:

Available