McLendon Labs Memo: Micro #163, Discontinuation of Reflex Urine Cultures for All Inpatients

Beginning Nov. 2, 2015, reflex urine cultures for all inpatients will be discontinued.

This change is being made in order to detect clinically significant urinary tract infections. This will reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics and is an important component of our antibiotic stewardship program. Reflex urine culture will continued to be offered for patients in the Emergency Department and Outpatient Clinics. Please view the Micro #163 memo for complete details.

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