International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023


Comparative Study of Standard Urine Culture and Enhanced Urinary Culture Technique for Isolation of Pathogenic Bacteria from Urinary Tract Infection among Women at a Tertiary Care Centre, Rajasthan

Dr. Divya Shekhawat | Dr. Babita Sharma | Dr. Rajni Sharma


Abstract: Purpose: Nearly 50% of the women population experience at least 1 episode of urinary tract Infection (UTI) in their lifetime, with recurrent episodes of UTI seen in 20 - 40% of them. The clinical practice relies on standard urine culture (SUC) as the gold standard in diagnosing urinary tract infections. However, in clinically symptomatic patients, the majority do not show any growth on culture by SUC protocol. This study aimed to Comparison of SUC protocol and Enhanced Urinary Culture (EUC) technique in determining the bacteriological profile of urinary tract infection among women and to detect etiological agents which might be missed by SUC protocol to avoid therapeutic failures in symptomatic UTI patients. Material and methods: This hospital - based descriptive type of observational study included 100 women with symptoms of Urinary Tract Infection. The midstream clean catch urine sample obtained was cultured using SUC and EUC. Results for both methods were compared. Results: Among 100 women with clinical symptoms of UTI, SUC showed culture positivity in only 38% while EUC detected culture positivity in 69 % Conclusion: In clinically symptomatic patients with UTI, EUC is a better method to identify possible uropathogen.


Keywords: Urine Culture, Pathogenic Bacteria


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 381 - 383


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