CULTURE, URINE

Test Code
CUR

CPT Codes
87086

Preferred Specimen
URINE SPECIMEN

Transport Container
STERILE CUP


Transport Temperature
RT- 2 HRS
REF-24 HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CULTURE, URINE


Clinical Significance
This test identifies bacteria or yeast in urine. It is used to diagnose and manage urinary tract infections. Immediately before a test that requires a clean urine sample, males must clean, rinse, and dry the head of the penis. Females must clean, rinse, and dry the urethral area. As you begin urinating, allow a small amount of urine to go into the toilet, and then stop the urine stream. Position the container to collect your urine, and urinate into the container. Remove the container when it has a sufficient amount of urine in it, and finish urinating into the toilet.

The urine sample may also be collected from a urinary catheter. If a catheter is present, the healthcare worker will collect urine from the catheter for testing. If there is no catheter present, a catheter may need to be inserted temporarily to collect the sample. The area will be cleaned, and a sterile catheter will be inserted into your urethra. Urine will drain from the catheter into a container for the test. When sufficient urine has been collected, the catheter will be removed. A special bag may be used to collect a urine sample from an infant.



Performing Laboratory
LMH -  Microbiology x3758 or 3759



The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.