Navigating reflex urine culture practices in community hospitals: Need for a validated approach.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We performed a descriptive study of reflex urine culture (RUC) practices across 51 community hospitals in southeastern United States. We found that 26 unique reflexing criteria were used in 28 hospitals. Only 14% hospitals of hospitals that offered RUC restricted it to specific populations (eg, emergency room). Our data suggest that the current RUC approach in community hospitals warrants further validation of urinalysis criteria and identification of specific populations in which RUC performs best.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ling, D; Seidelman, J; Dodds-Ashley, E; Lewis, S; Moehring, RW; Anderson, DJ; Advani, S

Published Date

  • December 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1549 - 1551

PubMed ID

  • 32634538

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.06.218


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States