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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Test

For quick and accurate UTI diagnosis and personalized antibiotic options designed to resolve your infection

Are you experiencing UTI symptoms?

Get fast, directed treatment with an advanced UTI test from mdxhealth. This test uses PCR technology to pinpoint what is causing the infection, and it identifies personalized antibiotic options to clear it up.

The UTI test provides you and your doctor with:

  • Results within 48 hours for quicker directed treatment*
  • Specific cause(s) of infection identified
  • Personalized antibiotic options to address your infection

 

*turnaround time based on receipt of sample at lab

FAQ

Who should use an advanced UTI test?

This UTI test has been developed especially for patients who have been suffering from recurrent, persistent, and complicated UTIs.

How does the UTI test work?

This test uses PCR technology to identify the specific organisms that are causing your UTI, as well as the resistance genes that are in your urine. Then, using a proprietary method, we run tests to see what antibiotics will work against those organisms.

How quickly will I get the results from my UTI test?

Once the lab receives your test, results are sent to your doctor within 48 hours.

What information will my doctor get about my results?

UTI test results include:

  • Organisms that are causing your infection
  • Antibiotic resistance genes detected
  • Personalized antibiotic options to address your specific infection

Information and Terminology to Prepare You for a Discussion with Your Urologist

Uropathogen – a germ, or microorganism, that can cause disease of the urinary tract. A uropathogen can be a bacteria, fungus, or virus.

Resistance genes – microorganisms, including uropathogens, can develop defense strategies against antibiotics. When two microorganisms come in contact, they can pass along DNA segments that contain antibiotic-resistant patterns.

Antibiotic resistance – when a prescribed antibiotic is not effective enough to kill all bacteria, the surviving bacteria become resistant to that treatment, and they can pass these copies of resistance genes to other bacteria. Because bacteria multiply rapidly, this can quickly increase antibiotic resistance.