Culture And Sensitivity Urine Test In Delhi

The culture and sensitivity urine test is used to diagnose a urinary tract infection (UTI) and to identify the bacteria or yeast causing an infection.

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Urine Culture Test

A urine culture test is conducted to test for the presence of bacteria or germs in the urine sample that can cause infections. These bacteria can cause urinary tract infection by entering through the urethra and spreading to other parts of the system. The human urinary tract consists of the bladder, kidneys, urethra and ureters. In a urine culture test, culture means growing microorganisms by adding growth-promoting substances to the urine sample in a lab setting. This is done to identify any bacterial infection in the urinary system.

Who Needs a Urine Culture Test?

A urine culture test is prescribed by a doctor if he/she suspects any UTI disease in a patient. This test is also used for detecting Escherichia coli bacteria and strep (streptococcus) infections. Usually, people who have visible symptoms require a urine test. A person having a urine infection may have a burning feeling while urinating. Some of the other common symptoms that call for a urine culture test are a persistent urge to urinate, a change in the colour of urine, and frequent passing. In rare cases, the person may have stomach pain and fever.

Urinary tract infections are more common in women. As the female urethra is shorter in length and close to the anus, bacteria can easily spread from the intestine to the urinary tract.

Other than this, people with these risk factors are more prone to UTIs:

  • Diabetes
  • Compromised immunity
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer patients
  • Unsafe and frequent intercourse with a new partner

It is important to know that a urine culture test is not used for the diagnosis of STDs.

Undergoing the Urine Culture Test

Before the test

Check out the price of the urine culture test in Delhi before scheduling it for home collection. One can enquire about the urine culture test price by visiting the official website of Apollo Diagnostics. One can book the test online from the comfort of their home.

There is no special preparation for the test, but there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Clean your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Use an antiseptic wipe to clean the urethra.

During the test

The urine sample required for the test can be collected in a variety of ways, such as catheterization, aspiration, urine bag, and sterile cup. However, if you are booking this test online, you have to provide the sample in a sterile cup to the laboratory. It usually takes 5–6 minutes to collect the urine sample. The test is performed by the designated medical specialist at the Apollo Diagnostics centre. The test result confirms the presence/absence of harmful bacteria in the urine that can cause UTIs.

After the test

The urine culture test report is generated within 2-3 days after the urine sample collection. One can download the test report from the official website of Apollo Diagnostics. Once the person gets the test report, it is advised to take it to the doctor. They can suggest the proper course of treatment after evaluating the test result.

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