A complete urine examination helps in detecting several disorders in urine. Urine culture test is being done to test samples of urine for bacterial infections that generally lead to urinary tract infections. Blood cells, bilirubin, bacteria, pus cells, epithelial cells may be present in urine due to kidney disease or infection. In case of symptoms such as abdominal pain, back pain, frequent or painful urination, a test can be recommended. One to two ounces of urine is required for the test to be performed.
A urine sample, preferably collected early in the morning is required for urine routine test. Patients should ensure that they use a clean container to collect the urine sample. Pathology laboratories usually provide patients with sterilized flasks for the same.