urine culture and sensitivity

urine culture and sensitivity (C&S)

a microscopic study of the urine culture performed to determine the presence of pathogenic bacteria in patients with suspected urinary tract infection.
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A urine culture and sensitivity will often reveal Escherichia coli, but other less commonly found causative organisms may be detected as well.
Our screening preference is to perform a urine culture and sensitivity test at the first prenatal visit.
Additional urine culture and sensitivity testing are advisable for patients who are at high risk for urinary tract infections, such as those who have had frequent UTIs before pregnancy and those who have anemia, sickle cell trait, a history of renal stones, diabetes mellitus, obesity, or neurologic disorders (such as neurogenic bladder and multiple sclerosis).