- At least half of all women experience acute cystitis, an infection of the urinary bladder characterized by pain, dysuria, and frequency of voiding.
- If the bacteria spreads to the kidneys or bladder it can lead to major consequences. These infections are more common and severe in diabetic patients due to high glucose levels.
- Severe bacterial infection localized to the kidneys with systemic involvement and considerable mortality. The spread of bacteria to the blood stream (urosepsis), occurs in about 30% of adults.
- UTIs are responsible for over 13,000 deaths a year in the U.S.
PCR UTI panel
- Detects polymicrobial infections
- Detects microbes in biofilm
- Detect present pathogens and antibiotic resistance from same sample
- Antibiotic use does not alter results
- 20+ antibiotic resistance genes
- Detects fungal infections, 24 hours
- Same day results
Traditional Urine Culture
- Less than 1% of microbes detected
- Only relevant in acute infections
- Urine samples must grow the pathogen
- Prior antibiotic use can mask growth
- Increases healthcare costs, hospitalizations
- Up to 20 days for fungal results to grow
- 3-4 days for results