The urinary tract is the body’s system for collecting and eliminating urine and includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
UTIs can affect several parts of the urinary tract.
Most UTIs occur in the bladder (cystitis), but they may also involve the kidneys (pyelonephritis), urethra (urethritis), or prostate (prostatitis). UTIs are common, most frequently affecting women, resulting in more than 8.1 million visits to a doctor each year.
Whether chronic, or you first experience, our dedicated laboratory tests will diagnose or rule out UTIs. Our experienced team of medical professionals can also identify the bacteria or other microbes causing the infection – helping doctors decide how to best treat the infection.
We offer the following laboratory tests:
• Urinalysis – a group of physical, chemical, and microscopic tests on a sample of urine. These tests look for evidence of urinary tract infection, such as bacteria and white blood cells and can also detect signs of kidney disease and diabetes. The results of this test can decide if further/detailed testing is warranted.
• UTI Molecular testing – Within a day of sample receipt, if not sooner, our real-time PCR test reports on the identity of the infection causing organism/s and if these offenders might be carrying any specific antibiotic resistance genes. This allows the your physician to prescribe targeted antibiotics to deal with your infection.
- Specific Gravity