The reference range of this test is below:
urine specimen – no growth in 24-48 hours.
Average price range of the test is between Rs.250 to Rs.850 depending on the factors of city, quality and availability.
If a culture shows growth of several different types of bacteria, then it is likely that the growth is due to contamination. This is especially true in voided urine samples if the organisms present include Lactobacillus and/or other common nonpathogenic vaginal bacteria in women.
If the symptoms persist, the healthcare practitioner may request a repeat culture on a sample that is more carefully collected.
However, if one type of bacteria is present in significantly higher colony counts than the others, for example, 100,000 CFUs/mL versus 1,000 CFUs/mL, then additional testing may be done to identify the predominant bacteria.
If a culture is positive, susceptibility testing may be performed to guide treatment.
Any bacterial infection may be serious and can spread to other areas of the body if not treated.
Pain is often the first indicator of an infection. Prompt treatment, usually with antibiotics, will help to alleviate the pain.