Collection of cultures in the absence of signs and symptoms should be avoided.
A urine culture must ALWAYS be interpreted in the context of the urinalysis and patient symptoms.
If a patient has no signs of infection on urinalysis, no symtpoms of infection, but a positive urine culture, the patient by definition has asymptomatic bacturia, or the specimen was contaminated at the time of collection with skin flora.
No urologic abnormalities
Postive urine culture with no signs or symptoms. Common in elderly.