Urine Culture Test

This test identifies the bacteria present in a urine sample, which may be the cause of a urinary tract infection.




This test identifies the bacteria present in a urine sample, which may be the cause of a urinary tract infection.



This test identifies the bacteria present in a urine sample.

  • The presence of bacteria may indicate a urinary tract infection.
  • Identifying the bacteria in a urine sample helps determine the best antibiotic to treat a urinary tract infection.

For this test, you will collect a small amount of urine in a cup.

  • You will be told how to prepare for this test to help ensure accurate results.
  • Some medicines may affect the color of your urine.
  • Your healthcare provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medications before the test.
  • A urine analysis is also usually done with a urine culture.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Urine Culture Test
Laboratory Work
Urine Test
Urine Culture
Urinary Tract Infection
Urine Test for Bladder Infection
Test for Urinary Tract Infection
UTI Test


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