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Importance of Urine Culture Testing - Quality Diagnostics, Alwarpet, Chennai

The Urine Culture and Sensitivity test is performed by extracting the Urine Sample in a clean sterilized hygienic bottle early in the morning, preferably on an empty stomach. First, the Urine Routine results are announced 14-16 hours after the test is completed. One must wait 48 – 72 hours for the Urine Culture report to be declared.

The Urine Sample is kept in the Laboratory for 2-3 days and is closely monitored by a lab worker. They will remember how many different types of germs or bacteria are present in the urine sample, as well as how many are developing. If no germs are found in the urine sample, the test is considered negative.

If there is evidence of germs developing, it is a strong sign that the individual has a UTI. The most popular bacteria that cause UTI are E-Coli bacteria.

Following the identification of the bacteria, they will conduct further testing to determine the urine susceptibility test, which means identifying antibiotics that can be used in this situation to fully cure the infection.

The following are the general symptoms of a urinary tract infection:

  • Urination that is painful or impossible, with a burning sensation
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Urine that stinks, is cloudy or is reddish in color
  • Lower abdominal (belly) and back pain and pressure
  • Feeling the Chills
  • Fever that was not predicted
  • Illness
  • drowsiness

Sample Collection

Specimen type: Urine, Specimen collection procedure :

Urine should be collected in the middle of the stream (rather than at the beginning or end). Until collection, take the required precautions to clean the genitals.

To obtain the sample, follow these steps:

The first few drops of urine should be thrown away in the bathroom.
Mid-stream urine samples should be obtained in the provided sterile bottle.
The last portion of the urine, or the end of the urine, should not be collected.
Put a lid on the bottle. During the collection time, keep it in the refrigerator or a cool spot.

There is no need for any special training.

Drink a glass of water 15-20 minutes before the test and refrain from urinating for at least one hour before the test.

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