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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In order to rule out UTI, laboratory tests are primarily performed, most important are urine routine examination, urine culture and sensitivity test.
Urine culture and sensitivity is considered to be the gold standard for the diagnosis of asymptomatic bacteriuria of pregnancy.
Prasanna et al (16) This conforms that 80% of women with asymptomatic bacteriuria can be detected by a single urine culture and sensitivity at 12-16 weeks.
So urine culture and sensitivity must be done in all antenatal women.
The drawback with urine culture and sensitivity is that it takes 48 hours for the report and the woman may not turn up with the report for treatment.
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).
The respondents were also asked about the cost effectiveness and safety of urine culture and sensitivity.
Keywords: Urine culture and sensitivity, Urinary tract infection, Probability.
11 This is especially important while considering urine culture and sensitivity for diagnostic purposes.
Investigations that include hemoglobin, TLC, DLC, blood urea and serum creatinine, urinalysis, urine culture and sensitivity tests were done for all patients.