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Clinical Laboratory Test:
urine — bacteria

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The clinical test bacteria acquired from a patient's urine is typically obtained by a process called urine culture. This involves collecting a sample of the patient's urine and then transferring it to a sterile container. The sample is then incubated in a laboratory setting at a specific temperature and humidity for a period of time. During this time, the bacteria present in the sample will grow and can be identified and quantified. The bacteria can then be further tested to determine their susceptibility to antibiotics.

Other Sample Sources for This Test
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Bacteria
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All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: