Comparison of one-day versus two-day incubation of urine cultures

Kim L. Joho, Hesham Soliman, Melvin P. Weinstein

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The value of incubating urine cultures for 1 versus 2 days was evaluated prospectively for 1526 consecutive specimens. A total of 507 cultures (33.2%) were positive after 1 day; 41 (2.7%) showed different results after 2 days. Only yeasts and corynebacteria were detected more often with longer incubation. Patient charts were available for review from 27 of 41 late positives; in only three instances (11.1%) was action taken by physicians based on these results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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