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I had a urine culture, results: diphtheroid species, 30,000 cfu/ml contaminated urine submitted what does this mean.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Negative test: This is a negative result. The urine specimen was contaminated with entirely normal skin or vaginal bacteria. This occurs when the urine is not a carefully collected "clean catch" specimen. But it also shows no abnormal bacteria, so you probably have no UTI. No worries.

Answered 10/5/2018

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