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  • Urine culture for fastidious bacteria?

    Hi Doc

    i have been having prolong uti symptoms and all cultures (usually 1-2 days) have been neg for any bacteria
    is there any prolong urine culture which can effectively detect fastidious bacteria??

    thank you

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    Hi fctalklive.

    Fastidious organisms by its very nature are hard to culture and depends on specialized medium to grow. It is typically picked up in other manner like nucleic acid amplification technology. Prolonged culture is typically only used for organisms which are slow growing, for example tuberculosis.

    In short, there are no culture that can detect fastidious bacteria effectively.

    Regards

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