significant bacteriuria


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significant bacteriuria

Concentration of pathogenic bacteria in the urine of 105 per ml or greater. Concentrations above this level have been thought to represent evidence of urinary tract infection, although infection may be present at much lower levels.
See also: bacteriuria
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with growth of two or more organisms on culture, were considered not to indicate significant bacteriuria.
One hundred microliters of an Escherichia coli suspension (106-101[degrees] colony-forming units/L) was added to 900 [micro]L of pooled urine samples without significant bacteriuria.
All urine samples from patients with tumors were checked for significant bacteriuria or leukocyturia (>10/[micro]L) as well as for the presence of erythrocytes (>10/[micro]L).
In comparison to standard urine cultures, an abstract in the Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Sciences (May 1995) found that SMFT detected 92% of the samples with significant bacteriuria.
Significant bacteriuria can then be identified as [greater than] 100,000 CFU/mL for asymptomatic women and [greater than] 100-1000 CFU/mL for symptomatic women
This is particularly frustrating considering that, in many hospitals, as few as 10 per cent of specimens reveal significant bacteriuria.