Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Urine culture Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test checks for pathogens in urine that can cause aurinary tract infection (UTI). Its prescibed in managing urinary tract infections


Culture, Urine, Comprehensive

Patient Preparation

Special patient preparations are not required

Sample Type


Sample volume


Sample collection Container

Vacutainer gray-top urine culture transport tube

Sample collection instructions

Collect Clean catch midstream with first morning specimens being preferred

Sample storage

Preserved at room temperature

Reference range

10,000 - 100,000 colonies/ml

Results Turnaround

3 - 5 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Bacterial growth in the urine culture test indicates symptoms of an urinary tract infections which are associated with diabetes, kidney disease or autoimmune diseases