Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Urine culture - (with colony count, identification and sensitivities where indicated) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

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


Culture, Urine, Comprehensive

Patient Preparation

No special preparations required

Sample Type


Sample volume

Minimum volume of 4ml

Sample collection Container

 Vacutainer gray-top urine culture transport tube with a preservative.

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 - 5days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Bacterial growth greater than 100,000 colonies indicates symptoms of an urinary tract infections which are associated with diabetes, kidney disease or autoimmune diseases