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  • 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