ACP Best Practice No 167: the laboratory diagnosis of urinary tract infection.

@article{Graham2001ACPBP,
  title={ACP Best Practice No 167: the laboratory diagnosis of urinary tract infection.},
  author={Jessica C. Graham and Ann Galloway},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={911-9}
}
Urinary tract infection is common, and it is not surprising that urine specimens make up a large proportion of those samples submitted to the routine diagnostic laboratory. Many of these specimens will show no evidence of infection and several methods can be used to screen out negative samples. Those that grow bacteria need to be carefully assessed to quantify the degree of bacteriuria and hence clinical relevance. To influence treatment, a final report should be produced within 24 hours of… CONTINUE READING

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