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Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) in Allahabad

Also known as Urine culture test
You need to provide
Urine
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. The urine sample must preferably be the first-morning midstream urine (part of urine that comes after the first and before the last stream). Collect the urine sample in a sealed and sterile screw-capped container provided by our sample collection professional. Ensure that the urethral area (from where the urine is passed) is clean & the container doesn't come in contact with your skin. Women are advised not to give the sample during the menstrual period unless prescribed.
  2. If you are on any antibiotic(s), please provide clinical history, prescription, and/or specify the name of the antibiotic(s) as it may affect your test results.

Understanding Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) in Allahabad


What is Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) in Allahabad?

Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test checks for the presence of harmful pathogens such as bacteria or fungi in the urinary tract. Additionally, the sensitivity test helps identify whether or not the antibiotics are effective against those particular bacteria. This test is available at an affordable price in Allahabad with Tata 1mg labs. Your doctor may also suggest this test if you are experiencing symptoms suggestive of urinary tract infection (UTI), such as pain during urination, frequent urination, bloody urine, cramps in the lower stomach, lower back pain, fever, and chills, for approximately 3-4 days. 

Make sure you’ve drunk enough water to be able to submit a urine sample for Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity). Collect a midstream urine sample in a sterile container provided by the sample collecting professional. Women are advised not to give the sample during the menstrual period unless prescribed, as doing so can interfere with the test results.

What does Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) measure?

A Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test helps identify the bacteria or yeast causing UTI; the most common bacteria responsible for UTI is E.coli. Once the pathogen (harmful microorganism) is specified, the antibiotic susceptibility test is done to formulate a treatment plan for the infection.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) in Allahabad


Frequently Asked Questions about Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) in Allahabad

Q. What is the purpose of a Urine Culture and Sensitivity test?

A Urine Culture and Sensitivity test is done to detect the bacteria and yeast that may be causing the urinary tract infection (UTI). It also determines the antibiotic that is most effective against those particular microorganisms.

Q. How is a Urine Culture test performed?

The test is performed on the urine sample. It is essential to prevent contamination of the sample with microorganisms naturally present on the skin. To ensure this, women should spread the labia (outer lips of the vagina) while men should retract or pull back the foreskin (fold of skin covering the glans or head of the penis) when collecting the sample. Start urinating normally and let some urine flow before collecting 20 to 30 ml of urine in the sterilized container provided by the phlebotomist. After collecting the sample, finish urinating into the toilet or urinal.

Q. Can a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test detect sexually transmitted diseases?

No, this test cannot detect sexually transmitted diseases.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test?

No, there is no risk associated with a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test.

Q. What can affect the results of a Urine Culture and Sensitivity test?

Urine Culture and Sensitivity tests can be affected if the patient recently took antibiotics before the sample collection. It may also be affected if the urine sample is not collected properly.

Q. What are the common UTI-causing microorganisms?

Common microorganisms that may cause a UTI are Escherichia coli (E.coli), Klebsiella spp., Proteus spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Acinetobacter spp., Streptococcus agalactiae, and Candida spp.

Q. What are the common symptoms of UTI?

Common symptoms of UTI include frequent urination, burning sensation while urinating, clouded or strong smelly urine, fever, and chills, back pain, blood in urine, etc.

Q. What is the difference between sensitive and resistant in urine culture?

Sensitive means the microorganism in the urine can't grow in the presence of a particular antibiotic, or the antibiotic is effective against the microorganism. Resistant means the microorganism can grow even if the antibiotic is present. This is a sign of an ineffective antibiotic.

Q. What is the difference between a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test and Urine Routine and Microscopy test?

A Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test can identify the microorganisms responsible for UTI, whereas a Urine Routine and Microscopy test is the examination of urine’s appearance, concentration, and content.

Q. What additional tests can be performed by the doctor in case of abnormal urine culture results?

Additional tests that may be performed are urinalysis, a blood test to detect advanced infections, imaging tests to detect blockages in the UTI, and a Kidney Function Test.

Q. Is a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test available for booking in Allahabad?

Yes, you can book a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test in Allahabad with Tata 1mg Labs. This test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test eligible for home sample collection in Allahabad?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers home sample collection for a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test in Allahabad. You can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Allahabad?

The booking process for a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Allahabad is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. What is the price of a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test in Allahabad?

Tata 1mg Labs offers all tests at an affordable price. In Allahabad, a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test is priced at Rs. 729.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test in Allahabad?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quickly so you can receive the information promptly. The results of a Urine C/S (Urine Culture and Sensitivity) test in Allahabad are often provided in 108 hours.
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