Urine Culture and Sensitivity
(Urine C & S)
A Urine culture and sensitivity test will be ordered when your doctor suspects you have a urinary tract infection and to determine the exact organism responsible for the infection. A culture will be grown in the lab, with initial results available in one day, and a definitive identification may take two to three days. Various antibiotics will also be tested in order to determine the most effective for treatment. Following treatment, another Urine culture and sensitivity may be done to ensure the infection is completely cleared up. You will be given instructions on the method for a midstream clean-catch specimen collection.
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