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Urine Culture and Sensitivity Lab Tests: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this part of the video series.

    00:02 The urine culture should be evaluated along with symptoms, and the urinalysis.

    00:08 In most cases, if the patient is asymptomatic treatment may not be necessary.

    00:13 More than 10 to the third power CFU/mL in the urine culture is associated with infection.

    00:20 The culture of the urine sample identifies the bacteria or other organisms.

    00:25 The sensitivity test will identify which medications will kill the bug.

    00:30 Thank you for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Urine Culture and Sensitivity Lab Tests: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Interpretation of Renal Lab Values (Nursing).


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    1. More than 1,000 CFUs in the urine culture is associated with infection
    2. The sensitivity test identifies which medication will treat the infection
    3. Asymptomatic clients should still be treated for a urinary tract infection
    4. The sensitivity test identifies the exact pathogen present in the urine
    5. Negative urine cultures do not need follow-up

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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