Flashcards in Chapter 15 Deck (6):
-a procedure used to cultivate the growth of bacteria present in a urine specimen to identify specific pathogens
-sensitivity testing is performed afterwards.
24-hour urine specimen
-a collection of all of the urine excreted by the individual over a 24-hour period
-urine is collected in one large container
-the urine specimen is also called composite urine specimen
-the collection is used to avoid contamination of the urine specimen from the microorganisms normally present on the external genitialia
-taking a urine sample first thing in the morning when it is the most concentrated.
-a urine specimen collected at any time
-it is tested immediately