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What is a culture and sensitivity test?

A positive or abnormal culture test means there has been growth of bacteria or fungi in the urine culture. In general, 100.000 or more bacteria p/ml (per milliliter) is indicative of an infection.

What does a positive urine culture mean? A positive or abnormal culture test means there has been growth of bacteria or fungi in the urine culture. In general, 100.000 or more bacteria p/ml (per milliliter) is indicative of an infection.

What is a positive urine culture? Interpretation. A positive urine culture is based on the growth of bacteria at a high number of colony forming units (CFUs). Urine culture results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI), such as dysuria, urinary frequency, suprapubic pain, flank pain, and fever.

What does the urine culture test report indicate? A urine culture is a test that can detect bacteria in your urine. This test can find and identify the germs that cause a urinary tract infection (UTI). Bacteria, which typically cause UTIs, can enter the urinary tract through the urethra. In the environment of your urinary tract, these bacteria can grow rapidly and develop into an infection.

What does culture sensitivity show? Culture and sensitivity, commonly abbreviated as “C&S”, is a laboratory test used to determine the presence and type of bacteria in an infection and determine the antibiotics most likely to be effective in killing the bacteria in the dog or other animal. The sample submitted for culture can be urine, blood, body fluids, pus, discharge or tissue.