Urinary Tract Pathogen Detection with PCR Test for UTI

Using Real Time PCR (RT-PCR)

UTIs are amongst the utmost predominant community-acquired and hospital-acquired infections, disturbing almost 50% of the population at least once in their life,  having an significant morbidity and health-care spending with an projected annual cost of US$3.5 billion in the USA.

You Should Know


Urinary tract infection (UTI) results from the presence and multiplication of microorganisms, in one or more structures of the urinary tract. Ninety five percent UTI cases are due to bacteria Globally, about 150 million people are prone to urinary tract infections every year.


Urinary tract infections are the second most common bacterial infections occurring at all ages and both sexes.


Average Cost of Treating UTI in Nursing Home of $150 per patient.


UTIs are increasingly caused by multidrug-resistant organisms as a result of the overuse of empirical, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy.

Urinary tract pathogen detection using Real Time PCR (RT-PCR)

  • UTI: RT-PCR: Rapid detection. Next Generation Assay for the Identification of Urinary Tract Infections.
  • Our method of RT- PCR is multiple PCR based assay that identifies organisms associated with UTI’s without the need of culture. Molecular detection by RT-PCR) is more potent and less time consuming than a routine culture. largely
  • RT-PCR : Compared to culture-based methods of detection, our method of PCR urine test for UTI not only reduces the time from sample to answer, but verification data also demonstrates a 25% increase in detection accuracy.
  • Routine Urine Culture has a High False Negative Rate and Miss the Majority of Uropathogens.
  • Real-time PCR test for UTI can detect slow-growing, difficult-to-cultivate microorganisms, making it ideal for when culture methods are inadequate, ambiguous, time consuming, difficult, and costly.
  • Simple, Convenient & Non-invasive sample collection.
  • Specimen viability up to five (5) days after collection.

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections

  • Frequent Urination
  • Painful Urination
  • Dysuria
  • Urgency
  • Nocturia
  • Abnormal Color or Odor
  • Hematuria
  • Flank Pain
  • Fever/Chills
  • Mental Changes/Confusion

Pathogens detected (Urinary Tract infection)


Acinetobacter baumannii

Candida albicans

Chlamydia trachomatis

Citrobacter freundii

Enterobacter aerogenes

Enterobacter cloacae

Enterococcus faecalis

Enterococcus faecium

Escherichia coli

Klebsiella oxytoca

Klebsiella pneumoniae

mecA (antibiotic resistance)

Staphylococcus aureus

Streptococcus agalactiae

vanB (antibiotic resistance)