Days Set Up
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours. Negative results are reported after 2 days.

MiChart Code
Suprapubic Urine, Aerobic Culture
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Aerobic Culture, Suprapubic Urine
Bladder Tap Urine, Routine Culture
Culture, Urine, Suprapubic, Aerobic
ID All Urine Culture
Routine Culture, Suprapubic Urine

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Quantitative Culture

Test Usage

To isolate and identify organisms causing urinary tract infection

Reference Range

No growth

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Patient prep: prepare sterile aspiration site. Specimen type: bladder tap, ureter aspirate, suprapubic aspirate. Indicate on the requisition if the patient is renal, nephrology or transplant patient. Specify current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis.

Collection Offsite

Collect bladder tap, ureter aspirate, or suprapubic aspirate following sterile preparation of aspiration site. For optimum recovery, send immediately. If specimen must be stored, refrigerate immediately after specimen collection. Indicate on the requisition if the patient is renal, nephrology or transplant patient.

100ml Plastic Specimen Container
Normal Volume
10 mL urine
Minimum Volume
2 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.