NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,198 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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urine culture
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A laboratory test to check for bacteria, yeast, or other microorganisms in the urine. Urine cultures can help identify the type of microorganism that is causing an infection. This helps determine the best treatment. They may be used to help diagnose urinary tract infections, such as bladder infections. They may also be done after treatment for a urinary tract infection to make sure the microorganism that caused the infection is gone.