Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections


Should only be performed on patients with signs and symptoms or high clinical suspicion for UTI to avoid detecting asymptomatic bacteriuria

  • Exceptions: pregnancy, pre-urologic procedure, post renal transplant, neutropenia

Once a pathogen is identified on urine culture, the empiric antibiotic choice should be reviewed for appropriateness and de-escalated whenever possible

Follow up UA or culture is not necessary as test of cure