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whats the difference between a urinanaylsis and a urine culture? which would be best to detect proteus mirabilis? would both be able to do it?

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Dr. John Nesbitt
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Cultures are best: A urinalysis is a quick check of the urine that shows the presence of blood, protein, ph, specific gravity, and a quick evaluation of possible infection. It can be done in a couple of minutes by machine. A urine culture takes about 48 hours and will identify the bacterial organism and give the physician a list of the the proper antibiotics to use.

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