Clinical Indication Needed for Urine Culture Orders
(Edit: Change date has been moved from April 11 to April 8.) As of April 8, 2022, entry of a clinical indication when placing a urine culture order is required. Requiring provision of an indication is part of a provincial effort to reduce unnecessary urine culture ordering and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria.
To complete a urine culture order, the ordering provider must select the appropriate indication within the "Indications" section. If none of the options are relevant, select "Other" and enter the reason in the "Other Indications details" free-text field.