UTI+
Current TAT: 24 hours

UTI Testing

Patients Choice Laboratories offers industry leading UTI molecular diagnostics with same day results. Our molecular testing by Real-Time PCR allows for rapid pathogen identification with extreme specificity and accuracy over conventional cultures and detects antibiotic resistant genes. With same day reporting, our test can allow physicians to select the most precise antibiotic for each patient to allow for better treatment and antibiotic stewardship.

 

UTIs are among the most prevalent community and hospital acquired infections, affecting almost 50% of the population at least once in their lifetime. A urinary tract infection can affect different parts of the urinary system including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Although, bacteria cause 85% of UTIs, some viruses, fungi, and parasites can also infect the urinary tract. Bacteria that are prone to multiple drug resistance can lead to complications in diagnosis and treatment that contribute to increasing treatment costs and poor patient outcomes.

Molecular Diagnostics Vs Urine Cultures

Patients Choice Molecular Testing

  • Identifies pathogens not detectable by culture

  • Biochemical analysis within hours

  • Detects antibiotic resistance genes

  • Unaffected by concurrent antibiotic use

  • Helps stem the rise of multi-drug resistant pathogens

Other Labs With Urine Cultures

  • Takes 3 to 5 days for results

  • Antibiotics can mask positive results

  • Fungi can take up to 20 days to get a result

  • Urine culture misses up to 60% of positive patients

  • Detects organisms in only 4% of the cases to diagnose prostatitis

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Patients Choice Advantage

About 80% of urine cultures are negative, underlining the need for more effective and sensitive methods of diagnosis. Molecular testing at PCL provides many advantages.

  • Results in 12-24 hours

  • Accurate results and more information on uropathogens than traditional testing

  • Polymicrobial testing

  • Reduced healthcare costs

  • Detects antibiotic resistance genes

  • Unaffected by concurrent antibiotic use

  • Helps stem the rise of multi-drug resistant pathogens

  • Detects asymptomatic cases

UTI+ Testing

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Pathogens Detected

The following pathogens are detected in our UTI+ test.

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Antibiotic Resistance Classes Identified

11 drug classes (including Bactrim and Macrobid).

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Collection Instructions

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