What is the role of semen cultures in the workup of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: May 25, 2021
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Semen cultures are a simpler test than the gold standard four-glass test. The sensitivity of semen cultures for diagnosing CBP has been reported between 10%-100%. [32] The significance and diagnostic value of semen culture remains controversial and further studies are needed to determine whether semen culture alone may represent a reasonable diagnostic alternative.

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