Urostomy and nephrostomy urine
30mL urine bottle with preservative
Bottles should be filled to the red line
30mL sterile universal container must be used for nephrostomy samples
Urostomy samples are recommended to be collected by transiently catheterising the stoma and collecting the urine that is initially voided via the catheter. Do not send stagnant urine from a urostomy bag.
Nephrostomy samples should be sent either at the time of nephrostomy tube insertion (if infection is suspected) or subsequently collected aseptically from the nephrostomy tube.
- Relevant clinical details
- Current or recent antibiotic therapy
- Antibiotic allergies
Transport without delay. If transport is delayed samples in 30 mL urine bottles with preservative may be stored at room temperature, but samples in plain 30mL sterile universal containers must be refrigerated.
Negative: 1 - 3 days
Positive: 2 - 4 days
Multiply resistant organism require additional testing and may take longer
Page last reviewed: 06/08/2014