This urine culture lab test helps in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI).
Urine leaves the body via the urethra. Bacteria and other organisms can travel up this pipe and cause inflammation in the bladder. Urine culture is a test that is performed on a urine sample by placing a few drops of urine in a growth medium in order to detect and diagnose the growth of bacteria and yeast in the urine sample. This helps in the diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI). Urine culture is often performed after a urinalysis and failed medical treatment for UTI.
This urine culture lab test is performed in following conditions such as:
• A strong, persistent desire to urinate
• A burning sensation during urination
• A cloudy, strong-smelling urine
• Lower back pain
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for this test is typically 3 business days.