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Microscopy and Culture (UTI) Urine Test

Microscopy and Culture (UTI) Urine Test


The Urine Microscopy and Culture test examines kidney health and helps to diagnose urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Urine sample 13 biomarkers included Results estimated in 6 working days from sample receipt at lab
Microscopy and Culture (UTI) Urine Test
Microscopy and Culture (UTI) Urine Test
Microscopy and Culture (UTI) Urine Test

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Urine Microscopy
  • Kidney Health
  • Diabetes
  • Urine Chemistry
  • Infection

Urine Microscopy (6 Biomarkers)

Kidney Health (1 Biomarker)

Diabetes (1 Biomarker)

Urine Chemistry (4 Biomarkers)

Infection (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Microscopy and Culture (UTI) Urine Test by following these instructions. This test may not detect an infection if you are currently taking antibiotics.

From the expert

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system including the kidneys, bladder and urethra. Most infections involve the lower urinary tract and women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than men. Symptoms of a urinary tract infection include frequent urination, a pain or burning sensation when urinating, blood in the urine and abdominal pain.

For this test, a sample of urine is examined under the microscope in the laboratory and cultured for 18 hours, looking specifically for blood cells, pus cells and casts which are the cells and mucous that accumulate in the kidney before passing into the urine. This test pin-points protein, to identify whether there is either kidney damage or disease. A urine culture checks for any microorganisms present that may cause an infection and, if they are present, helps to identify the type of antibiotic that will eradicate it.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You want to see if you have a urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • You want a thorough assessment of your kidney health, with a view to identifying any disease or damage

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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Questions? Let us help
Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.