Urine culture / dx of UTI
- See Rx of UTI
- Routine cultures will fail to dx: Chlamydia, GC, and TB;
- LE & Nitrite
- In and Out Cath: any growth is considered UTI;
- Clean Catch Urine:
- about 85% accurate in women and uncirc'ed men;
- positive culture is > 100,000 bacteria/ml... or
- positive culture is > 10,000 bacteria/ml and Pyuria;
- greater than 20 bacteria per HPF.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, June 30, 2011 8:04 am