How to increase tge chances of bacterial detection in urine culture test?

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I will be doing a urine culture and sensitivity test in couple of days. So far, I have done the culture test three times in more that two months. Every time it came back negative. I was just thinking if keeping the urine sample with me (in a container) for 48 hours before handing it over to lab will increases the chances of detecting bacterias?

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    No, it is meant to be fresh or the bacteria will die
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    I sometimes wonder if masterbating just before collecting your urine sample would supply a sample of bacteria in your prostate
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    Check into It is a lab that will test your semen for bacteria and if found, will also tell you what antibiotic would be best for treatment. The web url is same as the name with com.  I would post a link but this post would have to be reviewed.

    I had it done recently and it was covered by my insurance (if not, I think it is $250).

     

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      My GP said since I was seeing a uro he didn't want to get in the middle. Uros all said I have BPH no need for further testing for prostatitis. That said whether it's the fernasteride or something else I'm doing remarkably well. My average flow is around 20ml/sec a crude test but none the less pretty good flow. My present uro has no interest in doing an ultrasound to determine my prostate size.

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      Sounds like a GP! Don't understand why the uro's think prostatitis and BPH  are mutually exclusive. My understanding is that prostatitis can either aggravate and/or be the cause of some symptons attributted to bph/luts.

      Jim

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      Hey Unckle that is really sad neither will sign off on it. Are you in the U.S?

      That company does not seem really concerned about what type of Doc signs off on it. I got my Chiropractor to sign mine, the insurance might not cover it thst way but its worth the money either way.

      My Chiro was so interested, he is ordering one to do on himself.

      Joe

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    Hi SkyBlue1983,

    Your idea may seem to be O.K. in a logical sense but practically it is a really bad one! You must get your samples to the lab within the specified time frame, or the little dears will have probably died of old age!

     

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    The chances of getting a positive reading from a urine sample are very slim at best. If I were you I would insist on the DX test. I cant tell you how many culture tests I have done over the years, and they were always negative. The test came back positive for 3 different bacteria.  It is covered by most insurance, or it is $200 for self pay.

    Good luck J

     

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      Thank you, Joe.

      It has become a common thing of having an infection yet missed by urine culture. Which test is this DX? I could not find it on Google.

      Was your infection treated effectively after the detection of three bacterias by the DX test?

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      Good morning, and yes if you read, the samples of a urine culture being still viable by the time it makes it to the lab are very slim. The good thing is, the DNA is still there after it dies.

      I just ordered my kit yesterday for the follow up test, to see if the treatment worked. Fingers are crossed, but I have thought many times before that I had finally gotten rid of the problem.

      It has been almost 8 weeks since I had the procedure.

      If you will send me a private message, I will send you a link to the companys web site. I didnt realize you could not say a company name on here, I thought you just could not post urls.

      Thanks Joe

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    That suggestion is far from silly; my urine kept testing as clear from infection, yet acute sudden onset LUTS made it plain as a pikestaff that I had a prostate infection.  I think it can tend to be contained within the prostate and not show in the urine.  I suspect that if they tested the semen, it would be more likely to be there (surely), but they are probably too embarrassed to ask for that sort of sample and not set up for it, and it might concern some clients too - as might a prostate massage just before taking the sample, but that would be bothersome for the Urologist and bothersome ?for some clients; my VERY stupid friend even said he required an assurance (which he sought in a humorous manner, which he described to me) from his urologist (or GP, can't recall which it was) that the uro was not homosexual, before consenting to a DRE.  That friend's father actually died from prostate cancer, so he should have jumped at the chance of a DRE.  Anyway, I think what you say makes sense, although best not turn up with a semen sample in the urine bottle, or they might think you were taking the mick (or, to be more accurate, WITHHOLDING the micturate, and providing something else !  A trace of it in the pee might help increase the chance of the bacteria being present...)

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