Screening urines for bacteriuria

Med Lab Sci. 1989 Jul;46(3):194-206.


The examination of urine for the presence or absence of significant numbers of bacteria is a major component of the workload of clinical microbiology laboratories. Many attempts have been made at designing systems to screen urine samples rapidly and automatically; however, none has achieved general acceptance. A system is required which will provide acceptable performance criteria, be compatible with subsequent laboratory procedures, and be cost effective.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriological Techniques
  • Bacteriuria / urine*
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Urine / microbiology*