Investigating Risk Factors for Urine Culture Contamination in Outpatient Clinics: A New Avenue for Diagnostic Stewardship.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Mixed flora in urine cultures usually occur due to pre-analytic contamination. In our outpatient urology clinic, we found a high prevalence of mixed flora (46.2%), which was associated with female sex and older age. Patient education did not impact the rate of mixed flora. Future efforts should target high-risk patients.

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Cited Authors

  • Whelan, P; Nelson, A; Kim, CJ; Tabib, C; Preminger, G; Turner, NA; Lipkin, M; Advani, SD

Published Date

  • January 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e29 -

PubMed ID

  • 35445218

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9016366

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2732-494X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2732-494X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ash.2021.260


  • eng