Bacterial isolates of clinical significance including antimicrobial sensitivity testing: Urine General
Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation
Please see EWM-D-004 for collection information. Dipstick testing should be in line with current NICE guidelines (not used in over 50s). This test may be sent away to the reference laboratory for confirmatory testing or further sensitivity testing
Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab
>24Hrs. at 2°C to 8°C
Mid Stream Urine, Catheter Urine, Suprapubic Aspiration. Please send specimens in Green top Boric Acid tube, Red top Boric Acid Tube (paediatric) or sterile universal.
Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD
If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site