Days Set Up
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. Negative results are reported after 24 hours.

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Urine, Clean Catch, Routine Culture
Aerobic Culture, Clean Catch Urine
Culture, Urine, Clean Catch, Aerobic
Routine Culture, Clean Catch Urine
Urine, Bagged, Routine Culture

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Quantitative Culture

Test Usage

To isolate and identify organisms causing urinary tract infection.

Reference Range

No significant organisms isolated.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Thoroughly instruct patient for proper collection of a clean catch midstream urine specimen. MLabs Clean Catch Urine Specimen Collection Instructions are available online at…. Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin, rectum or vagina. If a clean catch urine cannot be obtained from an infant, obtain a bagged specimen: clean area as for a clean catch, attach U-bag, and put collected urine into a sterile container. Mark the container "Bagged Urine, Pediatric Patient". For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. A Vacutainer® Urine C&S Transport kit may be used to store specimens for routine urine culture. The Vacutainer® tube contains a lyophilized preservative that prevents the proliferation of bacteria in specimens that must remain at room temperature for an extended period prior to transport to the laboratory. Note that this kit is for microbiology urine cultures only; the specimen cannot be used for any urine chemistry test. Contact the MLabs Client Services Center for kits and instructions.

Gray Top urine culture and sensitivity Transport
Normal Volume
10 mL urine
Minimum Volume
3 mL urine

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.