Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Urinalysis: bacteriology

Synonym(s): Microbiology

Contributor(s): Kathleen P Freeman

Overview

  • The presence of bacteria is always abnormal.
  • Detection of bacteria in a voided urine sample gives no indication of location of infection and may be due to contamination of sample.
  • Cystocentesis is the preferred method of urine collection for bacterial analysis.
  • Bacterial culture gives accurate identification of organism and provides ability to perform antibiotic sensitivity testing.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

Availability

  • Widely available.
  • Standard.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Ling G V, Norris C R, Franti C E, Eisele P H, Johnson D L, Ruby A L & Jang S S (2001) Interrelations of Organism Prevalence, Specimen Collection Method, and Host Age, Sex and Breed among 8,354 Canine Urinary Tract Infections (1969-1995). JVIM 15(4), 341-347.


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