Midstream Urine: >100 x 10^6 cfu/L Staphylococcus saprophyticus – Shipped May 16, 2016
A simulated midstream urine collected from a 25 year old symptomatic female patient was sent to category A, B, and C laboratories.
Participants were expected to perform colony count and identify Staphylococcus saprophyticus.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M161-1
- In routine diagnostic laboratories, novobiocin (5ug) is generally a distinguishing test used to base the identification of S. saprophyticus.
- An additional comment in reference to antibiotic testing and/or treatment in the reporting to assist the clinician on treatment would be helpful.