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Urine Culture

Urine Culture | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Urine is normally sterile, so no microorganisms grow on the culture media. If microorganisms do grow, the test is generally positive. However, normal skin bacteria sometimes contaminate the urine specimen. The organism will be identified and treated as needed.

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Urine Culture: Preparation & Expectations


Author: David T. Moran, MD
Reviewer: Sandy Keefe, RN, MSN
Date Reviewed: 05/04/01

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