What is the role of semen cultures in the workup of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
  • Print
Answer

Semen cultures are a simpler test than the gold standard four-glass test. The sensitivity of semen cultures for diagnosing CBP has been reported between 10%-100%. [31] The significance and diagnostic value of semen culture remains controversial and further studies are needed to determine whether semen culture alone may represent a reasonable diagnostic alternative.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!