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How long does it take for a UTI to show up on a urine culture, if you have an infection?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: It may never show up
Utis is a clinical diagnosis - that means for a physician, we rely mainly on the patient's symptoms (pain on urination, hesitancy, frequency, flank/supra pubic pain) to make a dx.
In many cases, we can grow and isolate the offending organism in the lab in <24hrs.. In other cases, it is much harder to do this (eg chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycoplasma) - sometimes resulting in a negative culture.

In brief: It may never show up
Utis is a clinical diagnosis - that means for a physician, we rely mainly on the patient's symptoms (pain on urination, hesitancy, frequency, flank/supra pubic pain) to make a dx.
In many cases, we can grow and isolate the offending organism in the lab in <24hrs.. In other cases, it is much harder to do this (eg chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycoplasma) - sometimes resulting in a negative culture.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Kim Kuhar
Internal Medicine
In brief: 48 hours
Usually within 48 hours.

In brief: 48 hours
Usually within 48 hours.
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