Renal/Bladder Stone Culture

Isolation, identification and susceptibility of any organism likely to be pathogenic
Clinical details: 
Patients with renal or bladder stones are at risk of urinary tract infection. In the face of antibiotics urine cultures can be negative but organisms may still be recovered from the stone or stone debris.
Sample type and Volume required: 
Specimen in a sterile universal container
Turnaround time: 
2 - 3 days
Storage and transport: 
Samples should be refrigerated if transport to the laboratory is delayed
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730

For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 27/11/2017