What is UTI and who should get the tested?
- A urinary tract infection or UTI occurs when pathogenic (harmful) bacteria/fungus grow above a certain threshold
- UTIs usually originate in the bladder or another part of the urinary tract.
- UTIs are responsible for nearly 10 million doctor visits each year in the US.
- If UTIs do not get properly treated in a timely manner they may result in serious health issues such as kidney failure
What is a molecular UTI qPCR Test?
- A molecular UTI test uses quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR), a method that is used to amplify and quantify the amount of DNA in a sample, to determine if a certain species of a microorganism is present in a urine sample
The PrimBio UTI qPCR Test can:
- Determine the exact bacterial species that is causing the infection in the patient
- Determine the approximate concentration of bacteria/fungus (CFU/mL) that is in the patient's urine
- Determine if the patient has bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics
- Provide recommendations to the physician for the most appropriate treatment to treat that specific patient
- Provide an appropriate treatment regimen in good stewardship which reduces the risk of antibiotic resistance
- Help discover an alternative treatment plan