Molecular UTI Panel
Molecular Urinary Tract Infection Panel
Urinary tract infections are the most common infections requiring medical attention and antibiotic prescriptions.
They are sometimes difficult to diagnose, especially in elderly patients with recurrent urinary tract infections.
Culture tests can take up to 5-7 days and often fail to capture their complexity providing a “mixed flora’” result.
Mixed flora results can lead to suboptimal empirical treatment and can be an impediment to effective antibiotic stewardship.
33% of urine samples are polymicrobial in the elderly population and culture can miss up to 67% of pathogens.
Antibiotic resistance can further complicate therapeutic decisions.
iQ Genetix molecular diagnostic test leverages RT-PCR technology which precisely identifies pathogens enabling providers to prescribe early effective treatments, while preserving antibiotics effectiveness.