Urinalysis Reflex to Culture Standardization

Premier Pulse     May 2022

CompuNet Clinical Laboratories has standardized the criteria for urinalysis reflex to culture testing. The intent of this initiative was to standardize the reflex to culture criteria to match evidence-based medicine, with a goal of decreasing unnecessary urine cultures. Please see below for details.

Any questions can be directed to Catherine Hoesl, system technical director for hematology, coagulation and urinalysis, at cchoesl@compunetlab.com.


  1. CAP Today online, November 2020.  Fewer Urine Cultures—series of changes add up.  
  2. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology,  January 2020. Sustained decrease in urine culture utilization after implementing a reflex urine culture intervention: A multicenter quasi-experimental study.
  3. CLN, Clinical Laboratory News, September 2021. Urine Reflex Testing: Why and How? 

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