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22753 Urine, Hold for Culture/Cyto

Urine, Hold for Culture/Cyto
Test Code: H
Synonyms/Keywords
Urinalysis, Hold for Culture/Cyto​
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Urine​ Sterile, leakproof screw capped container​
4 mL for culture
10 mL for cytology​
1 mL for culture
2 mL for cytology​
Collection Processing Instructions
This test code must be ordered whenever an aseptically collected urine specimen may need to be cultured or have cytology performed. This order needs to be made in addition to other tests, i.e. Urine, Dipstick & Micro. Two labels will be generated--place one on the lid of the sterile container and the other on the body of the container. Send labeled specimen and "Hold" requisition form to Specimen Processing. Specimen will be held in specimen Processing refrigerator. Call Customer Service (ext. 1-6700) or use U-have order (Clinic) to order the culture, if needed (an additional requisition will not be needed). Specimens are held for 72 hours following collection.
 
Note:  Requests for "Urine, Hold for Culture/Cyto" entered as a comment to a "Urine, Dipstick & Micro" or similar request will not be honored, as this comment is not visible to testing personnel.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Urine Refrigerate​ 72hrs​
Rejection Criteria
Culture - specimens older than 72 hours
Interference
​Cytology - specimens not fixed within two hours of collection may be unacceptable. Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835, ext. 1-6155).
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Microbiology Monday through Sunday​ 2 days​ Quantitative Culture (0.001 mL)​
Marshfield Cytopathology​ Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ ThinPrep, Light Microscopy​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield

Culture - No Growth (<1,000 CFU/mL)

Cytology - Interpretative Report​

Synonyms/Keywords
Urinalysis, Hold for Culture/Cyto​
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​None
​Cerner ​Urine for Hold
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Urine​ Sterile, leakproof screw capped container​
4 mL for culture
10 mL for cytology​
1 mL for culture
2 mL for cytology​
Collection Processing
This test code must be ordered whenever an aseptically collected urine specimen may need to be cultured or have cytology performed. This order needs to be made in addition to other tests, i.e. Urine, Dipstick & Micro. Two labels will be generated--place one on the lid of the sterile container and the other on the body of the container. Send labeled specimen and "Hold" requisition form to Specimen Processing. Specimen will be held in specimen Processing refrigerator. Call Customer Service (ext. 1-6700) or use U-have order (Clinic) to order the culture, if needed (an additional requisition will not be needed). Specimens are held for 72 hours following collection.
 
Note:  Requests for "Urine, Hold for Culture/Cyto" entered as a comment to a "Urine, Dipstick & Micro" or similar request will not be honored, as this comment is not visible to testing personnel.
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Urine Refrigerate​ 72hrs​
Rejection Criteria
Culture - specimens older than 72 hours
Interference
​Cytology - specimens not fixed within two hours of collection may be unacceptable. Consult Cytopathology with questions (800-222-5835, ext. 1-6155).
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield

Culture - No Growth (<1,000 CFU/mL)

Cytology - Interpretative Report​

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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield Microbiology Monday through Sunday​ 2 days​ Quantitative Culture (0.001 mL)​
Marshfield Cytopathology​ Monday through Friday​ 1 day​ ThinPrep, Light Microscopy​
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For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.