Common infections diagnosed through urine culture are UTIs. These are among the most common bacterial infections requiring medical intervention. Various infections like viremia infections and community-acquired pneumonia may be diagnosed with urine cultures. The healthcare provider may order this test if there is a burning or pain on urination. You might need to have a urine culture after treatment for urine infection to ensure all the bacteria have gone.
With urine culture, the urine will be given several days for bacteria to grow. Your urine sample will be examined under a microscope. A positive result will mean that you need treatment.
Urine Culture is a laboratory test that will help detect the presence of yeast, bacteria or other microorganisms in your urine. Urine cultures may identify the kind of microorganism that is causing an infection.
A routine urine culture can help to identify the presence of pathogens in your urine. After the urine sample has been collected, the technician keeps it in special conditions while microorganisms present are allowed to multiply. Usually, only a small number of organisms will naturally occur in the urine when there isn’t any infection.
Around 10,000 colonies of bacteria/ml is normal. If this count is more than 100,000 colonies/ml, then there may be an infection in the urinary tract. In case of counts which are somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000, the urine culture will be indeterminate.
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