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Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of the urinary system - kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.Most infections involve the lower urinary tract - the bladder and the urethra.Women are at greater risk than are men.Infection limited to the bladder can be painful and annoying; however, serious consequences can occur if a UTI spreads to the kidneys.


DNA based analyses of bacteria in urine samples can complement and extend traditional diagnostic tests by rapidly and accurately identifying specific pathogen species. Molecular tests offer increased specificity and sensitivity, rapid turn-around times and can identify multiple pathogens in one assay; all from a single urine sample.

Available Tests
Urinary Tract Infection Panel
Documents
Info Sheet  Requisition Form 
Test Information
Organism List: Bacteria - Acinetobacter baumannii, Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumonia, Morganella morganii, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Providencia stuartii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Streptococcus agalactiae. Fungus - Candida albicans.
 
Clinical Utility: Retrogen offers early & accurate detection, rapid turnaround times, and only requires a single, non-invasive sample collection. Your referring physician will be provided with a detailed, comprehensive report that leads to actionable decisions and forward treatment options.
 
Method: Carries out real-time molecular PCR on DNA extracted from urine samples to screen for microorganisms. This quantitative approach uses TaqMan chemistry from Life Technologies to detect pathogen specific gene sequences.
Ordering
Test ID: #7001
Turn-around Time: 24-48 hours
Preferred Specimen: Urine
Billing
CPT Code: 87799
Billing Information: View Billing Information
Web Resources
  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/urinary-tract-infection-adults
  2. https://www.medicinenet.com/urinary_tract_infection/article.htm
  3. https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/urinary-tract-infections-in-adults
  4. https://www.rxlist.com/uti_and_bladder_infection_medications/drugs-condition.htm
  5. https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-for-uti.html
  6. https://medlineplus.gov/urinarytractinfections.html#summary
  7. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/genitourinary-disorders/urinary-tract-infections-utis/bacterial-urinary-tract-infections-utis
  8. http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/infectious-disease/urinary-tract-infection/