Comprehensive Urine Culture
Same as sample that is collected and sent to lab for culture over 2-3 days but
lab report will show all levels of possible bacteria, even low Colony Forming Units (CFUs).
Best to do a first or second morning urine sample so that urine is more concentrated.
LabCorp has this option. Code is: 8086 Urine Culture, Comprehensive
We recommend to request this enhanced reporting of the same test to show all levels of found bacteria. Without this add-on request, the report will likely only show bacteria with high concentration, as measured by colony forming units (CFUs). That is, only bacteria with above a certain threshold will be deemed infection level. Ideally you would want the full report so you can work with your doctor if symptoms persist and low level of bacteria CFUs are found.
Most labs use a standard of a measure of bacteria greater than 100,000 colony forming units (CFU)/mL to indicate an infection. It is possible that lower CFUs may indicate an infection, especially if symptoms persist. We recommend discussing the findings with your doctor.