Urine: >100 x 10^6 CFU/L Streptococcus agalactiae – Shipped February 11, 2019
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
- Streptococcus agalactiae is a uropathogen responsible for urinary tract infection mainly in pregnant women, the elderly and those with significant underlying disease.
- 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).
- Streptococcus agalactiae bacteriuria should be reported from women in childbearing years regardless of the count.