Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Tuberculosis - urine Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is performed to check for Mycobacterium tuberculosi in sputum . The test is usually prescribed in the management of tuberculosis
Patient PreparationNo special preparations required.
Sample collection ContainerVacutainer gray-top urine culture transport tube with a preservative.
Sample collection instructionsCollect Clean catch midstream with first morning specimens being preferred
Reference range10,000 - 100,000 colonies/ml
Results Turnaround3 - 5 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsStained smears with greater than 100,000 colonies indicates symptoms tuberculosis.