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What is a urine m/c/s and what is it used for?

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Dr. Marissa Chesney
General Practice 13 years experience
Test: Test acronyms vary by institution, but it most likely means a urinalysis with microscopic examination, culture, and sensitivity. It is a urine test that will determine whether you have a urinary tract infection, and if so, what bacteria is causing it and what antibiotic would best treat the infection.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Urinalysis: When urine is tested in the office it is usually tested with a dipstick that changes color and gives us an indication of whether or not there is infection or other changes, Other tests include Microscopy/ Culture and Sensitivity. These tests tell us what type of cells there are, what organism causes the infection and what antibiotics it is sensitive to

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