How are urine specimens cultured in the evaluation of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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All four specimens are sent for culture. [5] The three urine specimens are centrifuged and the sediment is examined with microscopy to identify signs of inflammation, including white blood cells/aggregates, macrophages, oval fat bodies, bacteria and fungal hypha. A wet mount can be used to examine the EPS with microscopy, as well.


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