Culture & Sensitivity - Urine

Urine is the filtered waste product of kidneys and excreted through the urinary tract. Culture and sensitivity on urine find the microbes present in the urinary tract which causes Urinary tract Infection.
Test Code: 2544
₹ 350.00

Culture & Sensitivity – Urine:

Why Culture and Sensitivity - Urine Test?


Urine Culture and sensitivity test is performed along with results from a urinalysis (pus/blood), to diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI) such as cystitis, and to identify the cause of infectious pathological microbes eg. Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, E.coli, Enterobacter or Proteus etc. Urine culture and sensitivity is ordered in patients with UTI when suspected of ascending to kidneys or bladder who manifest with clinical manifestations (signs and symptoms). While the collection of urine sample specimen mid-stream urine is preferred. Sometimes in certain cases, the catheter is inserted or supra-pubic aspiration is performed to collect urine sample specimens. Apart from physical investigations such as colour, volume, density, pH, gravity etc the urine sample specimen of the patient is added to a suitable culture medium for their microbial growth. The formation of bacterial or fungal colony growth signifies the presence of that microbe as a positive test result. The absence of microbial growth in the urine culture medium is confirmed in the negative test results. These test results help in arriving at diagnosis with confirmatory test results (to rule out a differential diagnosis) and prescribing specific medications against the infectious pathogens, and also in monitoring treatment (prognosis). Some common symptoms include chills and fever, burning pain while urination (burning micturition), pain in the back or lower back, frequent urgency to urinate, cloudy or smelly urine etc. In some suspected cases of sexually transmitted diseases, such tests for sexually transmitted infection (STI) becomes mandatory.


General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - UrineTest Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.

Sample Requirement: Urine

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory RTDIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centres to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.