Don’t perform an urino-culture if without symptoms.

It is known and agreed that asymptomatic bacteria have not to be treated with antibiotics; this is why it is not appropriate to request a urino-culture in asymptomatic patients that at the physical examination present with elevated leukocytes and/or bacterial presence. Indeed, asking for a culture to find out a microorganism that is not provoking an infection induces the practitioner to treat, in an inappropriate way, the asymptomatic culture.


1) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria: 2019 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America



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