We are happy to add a new service for our patients and their people. We can now do in hospital urine cultures.
This service gives us better information about bacteria in urine at a lower cost to the big outside labs! In just 4 days, we can grow out and identify any bacteria in the urine. This allows us to pick an antibiotic best suited to that bacterial family.
This does not supersede the need for occasional sensitivity panels, that will still need to be sent out, but does allow for faster and more targeted antibiotic choices.