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UTI Panel by PCR

Millions of people experience UTIs, also known as Urinary Tract Infections, each year. At NTL Laboratory, we are aware of how critical it is to identify and treat UTIs as soon as possible in order to avoid serious problems. We provide quick and accurate PCR UTI testing services to individuals and healthcare professionals because of this.

What is PCR UTI Testing?

PCR UTI testing is a diagnostic method that examines a urine sample for the presence of genetic material from UTI-causing bacteria using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis. Even when the bacterial portion is low, this method enables the highly reliable detection of UTIs.

UTI Testing by Molecular PCR

Who needs UTI Testing Services?

UTI testing services are recommended for individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as painful urination, frequent urination, and lower abdominal pain. UTIs can also be asymptomatic, so it is recommended to get regularly tested especially if your prone to get UTIs and are sexually active. As a doctor or clinic, it is essential to offer accurate and reliable UTI testing to their patients to provide them with the best possible treatment. Our UTI diagnosis services use PCR technology to detect UTIs with high sensitivity and specificity, helping healthcare providers to identify the specific bacterial strain causing the infection and prescribe targeted treatment

Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. If an infection is limited to the bladder, it can be painful. But serious health problems can result if a UTI spreads to the kidneys.

UTIs don't always cause symptoms. When they do, they may include:

  • A strong urge to urinate that doesn't go away.
  • Urinating often, and passing small amounts of urine.
  • Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored - signs of blood in the urine.
  • Pelvic pain, in women - especially in the center of the pelvis and around the area of the pubic bone.
  • A strong urge to urinate that doesn't go away.
  • Urine that looks cloudy.
  • Strong-smelling urine.

A UTI can be caused by bacteria resistant to common antibiotics. This makes the UTI more difficult to treat and can lead to complications. Antibiotic resistance has been on the rise globally due to antibiotics being prescribed unnecessarily or inappropriately. At NTL Laboratory we provide clinicians and advanced interpretive report detailing the best anti-biotic solution for the patient. This takes the guess-work out of prescribing and speeds up successful treatment.

Why choose NTL Laboratory Testing Services?

At NTL Laboratory, we focus on quick turnaround times and accurate diagnosis for our PCR UTI testing services to provide our physicians, and their patients, the highest level of personalized service.

Since UTI can be present in all ages and populations, clinicians like Family Practitioners, Internists, Urologists, OBGYNs, and Nursing Homes find the utility of testing using PCR and the added accuracy and prompt reporting to be the preferred method of diagnosing and treating their patients.

UTI Panel Pathogens

  • Acinetobacter Baumannii
  • Aerococcus Urinae
  • Candida Albicans
  • Candida Auris
  • Candida Glabrata
  • Candida Krusei
  • Candida Parapsilosis
  • Candida Tropicalis
  • Citrobacter Freundii
  • Corynebacterium Urealyticum
  • Enterococcus Faecium
  • Escherichia Coli
  • Enterobacter Cloacae
  • Streptococcus Agalactiae
  • Enterococcus Faecalis
  • Klebsiella Aerogenes
  • Morganella Morganii
  • Klebsiella Oxytoca
  • Klebsiella Pneumoniae
  • Proteus Vulgaris
  • Proteus Mirabilis
  • Providencia Stuartii
  • Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
  • Serratia Marcescens
  • Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Staphylococcus Saprophyticus
  • Ureaplasma Urealyticum
  • Ureaplasma Parvum
UTI Testing by Molecular PCR

In addition to standard UTI testing panels, NTL Laboratory also offers an Antibiotic Resistance qPCR Panel. This panel can help identify antibiotic resistance genes in UTI-causing bacteria, which can be critical in guiding treatment decisions for patients.

STI Testing by Molecular PCR

Antibiotic Resistant Genes

  • Beta Lactams: KPC, NDM, VIM, IMP, OXA48, CTX-M
  • Fluoroquinolone: Qnr
  • Methicillin: mecA+mecC
  • Sulfonamide: Sul
  • Trimethoprim: dfrA
  • Vancomycin: VanA, VanB