Synonyms: Culture, Urine, Routine; Midstream Urine Culture, Routine; Routine Culture, Urine, Clean Catch; Urine Culture, Catheter; Urine Culture, Routine, Midvoid Specimen

Why Is It Done:

To help identify a mycobacterial infection; to diagnose tuberculosis (TB); to monitor the effectiveness of treatment

Test Overview

If you have symptoms, such as a chronic cough, weight loss, fever, chills, and weakness, that may be due to TB or another mycobacterial infection; if your doctor suspects that you have active TB; if your doctor wants to monitor the effectiveness of TB treatment

How to prepare

No special preparation is necessary.