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RUA and reflex Culture with Susceptibility if the following criteria is present:
Urinalysis provides important information regarding the status of a patient's health. Urinalysis test results are used to:
Culture may identify the organism(s) causing infection.
Collect catheterized or clean-catch urine. Send specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. Culture of specimens >24 hours may lead to a reduction in recovery of microorganisms.
RUA: < 2 hours