Urinalysis and Urine Culture migration

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Effective June 24, 2019 Urinalysis and Urine Culture testing will transition to ProMedica Laboratories (ProMedica PathLabs).

There are several changes to urinalysis testing and to the criteria for reflex to culture.

New efficiencies and reduced turn-around time for urine cultures will enhance patient care due to the use of:

  • WASP (Walk Away Specimen Processor)
  • MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization - Time of Flight)