What is the Urine Culture Test?
Answer. A urine culture is a test that can detect bacteria or microorganisms in the urine. This test can find and identify the bacteria that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacteria, which is typically caused by UTIs, can enter the urinary tract through the urethra. In the environment of your urinary tract infection, these bacteria can grow rapidly and develop and increase the infection.
When is a Urine Culture Test recommended?
A urine culture may be recommended to find out if symptoms like pain or burning when urinating are from a urinary tract infection (UTI).
What does it Measure?
The urine culture & sensitivity test is performed to detect and diagnose a microbial infection of the urinary tract. The urinary tract may be infected by some microorganisms causes various conditions. Urine is normally sterile, but if urinary tract infection occurs, pathogenic microorganisms may be found in urine. A urine sample is collected and cultured to detect the bacteria such as infection and to identify the microorganism causing it.
The collected midstream urine sample is stricked or inoculated on an agar medium (nutrient solution mixed with agarose gel) and incubated at body temperature for 24 to 48 hours. This will allow the growth of the microorganisms in the sample if any.
Growing microorganisms form different types of colonies on the agar plates which are studied further in a laboratory to determine the exact microbe causing the UTI
Once the pathogen is identified, an antibiotic susceptibility test is performed to guide treatment for the UTI being tested for infection.
The antibiotics create a small area around the discs where the microorganisms do not form colonies. The radius of this zone is measured and given as sensitivity and resistance to estimate the efficacy and strength of that antibiotic in treating UTI.
How long will the Reports take?
You will get the reports after 96 hours, after the collection of the urine sample.
What is the cost of the Urine dulture test?
The cost of the Urine culture test in Noida is Rs. 540.
How often should I get tested for the Urine Culture test?
It depends on the doctor's assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal ranges for the Urine Culture test?
No Growth after 48 hours of incubation.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a midstream Urine sample.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Urine Culture test?
Fasting is not required, can be taken anytime, depending on the doctor.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Urine Culture Test?
Collect the urine sample in the sterile container provided by the phlebotomist. Allow a small part of urine to flow by and then carefully hold the cup under urine and collect and do not spill. Make sure the sterile urine container doesn’t come in contact with your skin.
How can I book a Urine Culture test in Noida?
Log into www. orange health.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Urine Culture Test with Orange Health in Noida?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Noida. Our trained, professional and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you.
Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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