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Urine microscopy and culture

Category Microbiology
Sample & container required For urine microscopy and culture - mid-stream clean-catch urine, red topped Boric acid container;

For urine cast examination - sterile container WITHOUT boric acid

For sterile special category urines such as SPAs, Nephrostomy, ureteric, urostomy, cystoscopy, and ileal conduit urines: red topped boric acid container or Sterile white top container
Sample volume 08 -15 ml of sample required for microscopy and culture
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround time 2 days. Positive samples 3 days

The laboratory is not UKAS accredited for this test due to a change in platform. Please see the accreditation page on this website for further information.