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Urine Screen for Culture

Mnemonic:    [U SCR CX]
Name:    Urine Screen for Culture
Specimen:    Submit a clean voided or cath specimen in a sterile container. Do not use a B/D transport tube.
Reference Range:    Negative
  Method:    Leukocyte Esterase and Nitrite Reaction.
Note:    Specify if its a clean voided specimen or cath specimen.

Deliver immediately or hold refrigerated up to 24 hours. If screen is positive for leukocyte esterase or nitrite, then a culture will be done on the specimen.

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