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Uricult culture tests for diagnosing urinary tract infections, 10 pcs

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Product code: OR67404


  • Description
  • Uricult culture tests are intended for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTI) by demonstration and presumptive detection of microbes (total bacterial count, gram-negative bacteria, enterococci, E. coli) in urine samples. The test can be performed at the point of care, or the slides can be used as convenient transport media for cultured samples.

    The Uricult dipslide is based on two agar media. The CLED agar is intended for determining the total bacterial count in urine samples and the selective MacConkey agar supports the growth of gram-negative bacteria.

    Uricult tests provide you with

    • On-site tests eliminating the need for transporting urine samples
    • The result gives an exact picture of the clinical state at the time of sampling
    • Easy-to-perform: Dip - Incubate - Interpret
    • Durability, as the Uricult slides can be stored at room temperature for months

    Test results should never be used alone, without a complete clinical evaluation.

    Technical data

    • Use: For in vitro diagnostic use
    • Method: Culture
    • Sample type: Urine
    • Time to result: 16 - 24 hours
    • Reading of the result: Visual
    • Storage: 7 - 25 °C
    • Additionally needed: Incubator capable of +36 ± 2 °C
    • Registration: Not registered in the USA
    • Note: Store in an area protected from air and temperature fluctuations. Do not allow to freeze.
    • Registered trademark: Uricult is a registered trademark of Orion Diagnostica Oy.

    About the tests

    Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common infections caused by bacteria. It is important to verify and treat UTI adequately since untreated UTI may cause kidney damage. Bacterial culture of an appropriately collected and handled urine sample can provide an accurate diagnosis. However, transportation of urine samples from the point of care site to a laboratory may lead to incorrect results as bacteria may multiply if the samples are not transported correctly.

    The Uricult tests are dipslides for culturing urine samples. The slides are covered on both sides with agar media, two or three media depending on the test. The slide can be dipped into urine, or urine can be poured onto the slide. Thereafter, the inoculated slide is inserted back into the tube, making it ready for incubation or for transportation. After incubation, the presence of bacteria is evidenced by colonies growing on the agar surface. Because each colony is the result of multiplication of a single bacterial cell, the number of colonies indicates the number of colony forming units (CFU/ml) in the urine sample.

    The total colony count on all Uricult tests is determined from the originally green CLED agar by matching the colony density with the model chart. The bacteria may be classified as lactose positive or negative based on their appearance on CLED agar. The number of gram-negative bacteria can be determined for all Uricult tests from the originally brownish–red, selective MacConkey agar.

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    Instructions for use

    Product code: 67404

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