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Thread: Leaking around my sp stoma

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    It must have multiple organisms and the lab will ask for resubmit. However, this is common in SCi and your provider needs to ask for the work up all organisms. You have to replace the SPtube and bag then submit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    It must have multiple organisms and the lab will ask for resubmit. However, this is common in SCi and your provider needs to ask for the work up all organisms. You have to replace the SPtube and bag then submit it.
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    How do you get the specimen with a sp?

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    brand new cathe into sterile container

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    If you have a lot of urinary tract infections, and need to change to a new one to get a specimen and then change to a new one after you've been on antibiotics for most of the 12-14 day course, it can get kind of pricey at $12-$18 per Duette catheter, if you are purchasing them outright. If Medicare or many other insurance carriers are supplying your foley catheters, you only get one per month at a time. So it makes it pricey and depletes your supply quickly and you have to pay out of pocket to have extras on hand, if that is even possible. Make things complicated, doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    If you have a lot of urinary tract infections, and need to change to a new one to get a specimen and then change to a new one after you've been on antibiotics for most of the 12-14 day course, it can get kind of pricey at $12-$18 per Duette catheter, if you are purchasing them outright. If Medicare or many other insurance carriers are supplying your foley catheters, you only get one per month at a time. So it makes it pricey and depletes your supply quickly and you have to pay out of pocket to have extras on hand, if that is even possible. Make things complicated, doesn't it.
    Yes it does. I'm doing a catheter change and submitting a new specimen Monday. We will see how it goes.

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    Fingers and toes crossed. The way the nurse described it above is probably the best way to do it.

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    Urinalysis from today. Appearance Cloudy (Abnormal), Protein Trace (Abnormal), Blood 3+ (Abnormal), Leuk Est 2+ (Abnormal), Nitrite Positive (Abnormal), RBC 26-50 /HPF, WBC TNTC /HPF (Abnormal) (Abnormal) and Bacteria Many /HPF (Abnormal). Everything else was in range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HACKNSACK44 View Post
    Urinalysis from today. Appearance Cloudy (Abnormal), Protein Trace (Abnormal), Blood 3+ (Abnormal), Leuk Est 2+ (Abnormal), Nitrite Positive (Abnormal), RBC 26-50 /HPF, WBC TNTC /HPF (Abnormal) (Abnormal) and Bacteria Many /HPF (Abnormal). Everything else was in range.
    Is the lab running a culture & sensitivity (C&S)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    Is the lab running a culture & sensitivity (C&S)?
    Yes.

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    The C&S I the more important of the two. It tells you what that bacteria is and what it responds to.
    You can not treat from a UA. All it tells you is that you likely have a uti.

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