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culture, bacterial, urine without smear
Synonyms: Urine Culture 
Computer Code: (URCO)
Specimen Collection: Clean catch or catheter specimen in sterile container or gray-topped preservative tube. Urine is stable 48 hrs at room temp in preservative. Add urine at least to minimum mark.

Do not collect urine from catheter collection bag. 

Minimum Volume: >1.0 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at room temperature in preservative within 48 hours. 
Reference Values: No growth. Generally, colony counts of 10,000 to >100,000 may be significant in the presence of one or two organisms. Cultures containing 3 or more organisms are defined as contaminated. Exceptions depend on collection method and patient history.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 1 day Pos: 2-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87086 
LCD or NCD: (NCD)  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/24/2014
Time: 22:47:22 (24hr)