M184-1

Urine: >100 x 10^6 CFU/L Streptococcus agalactiae   – Shipped February 11, 2019

HISTORY

A simulated midstream urine collected from a 33 year old female with fever was sent to category A and C laboratories.

Participants were expected to report Streptococcus agalactiae

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M184-1

  1. Streptococcus agalactiae is a uropathogen responsible for urinary tract infection mainly in pregnant women, the elderly and those with significant underlying disease.
  2. In non-pregnant adults, the Streptococcus agalactiae colony count definition for urinary tract infection is the same as the standard definition of a positive urine culture (≥10^8 colony-forming units [CFU]/L).
  3. Streptococcus agalactiae bacteriuria should be reported from women in childbearing years regardless of the count.

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