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Table 2 Colony forming units (CFU)/mL rounded down to the nearest whole logarithmic number for 16 samples with discrepant counts resulting in altered conclusion regarding significant bacteriuria

From: The effect of urine storage temperature and boric acid preservation on quantitative bacterial culture for diagnosing canine urinary tract infection

  Reference COOL 24 h COOL 48 h ROOM 24 h ROOM 48 h
Collection method CFU/mL UTI CFU/mL UTI CFU/mL UTI CFU/mL UTI CFU/mL UTI
Cystocentesis Sterile No Sterile No 105 Yesa Sterile No Sterile No
Sterile No 103 Yesa Sterile No Sterile No 105 No
Sterile No 103 Yesa 105 No 102 No Sterile No
102 No Sterile No 103 Yesa Sterile No Sterile No
104 Yes 104 Yes 105 Yes 104 Yes 102 Nob
105 Yes 104 Yes 103 Yes 103 Yes 10 Nob
105 Yes 105 Yes 102 Nob 105 Yes Sterile Nob
Catheter Sterile No Sterile No 104 No 105 Yesa 105 Yesa
Voided 104 No 105 Yesa 105 Yesa 104 No 105 Yesa
104 No 105 Yesa 104 No 104 No 104 No
105 Yes 104 Nob 105 Yes 104 Nob 104 Nob
105 Yes 105 Yes 104 Nob 104 Nob 103 Nob
105 Yes 104 Nob 105 Yes 105 Yes 105 Yes
105 Yes 105 Yes 104 Nob 105 Yes 104 Nob
105 Yes 105 Yes 105 Yes 104 Nob 104 Nob
105 Yes 105 Yes 105 Yes 105 Yes 104 Nob
  1. aFalse positive results compared to reference, bFalse negative results compared to reference
  2. COOL Urine stored refrigerated, ROOM Urine stored in boric acid (UriSwab™) at room temperature
  3. Colony forming units (CFU)/mL rounded down to the nearest whole logarithmic number for 16 samples with discrepant counts resulting in altered conclusion regarding significant bacteriuria