Urinary Tract Infection and Antibiotic Resistant Markers by PCR, Molecular

Urinary Tract Infection and Antibiotic Resistant Markers by PCR, Molecular

Test Name: UTI/AMR Testing by Real-Time PCR
Method Name: Real Time – Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for detection of urinary tract infections (UTI) and antibiotic markers of resistance (AMR)
Results: Detected, Not Detected, Inconclusive
Reference Ranges: Not Detected for all targets on panel
Clinical Significance: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common bacterial infections. The incidence of UTIs are greater in women than in men. Clinical presentation is often associated with a burning sensation when urinating, passing frequent, small amounts of urine, urine which may appear cloudy, and/or urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored
Submission Criteria: Urine specimens should be collected as soon as possible during illness and before antimicrobial therapy begins, preferably within 72 hours or symptom onset.

Acceptable specimen types include:
Fresh-catch urine collected in unpreserved sterile containers, or
Fresh-catch urine collected/transferred in sterile containers containing boric acid preservative.

Refer to “Specimen Collection, Storage, and Shipping Instructions” for specific testing requirements.

Rejection criteria include but are not limited to those with: Acceptable specimen types include:
1. Mismatched requisitions
2. Specimens without patient identifiers
3. Specimens stored or shipped incorrectly
4. Specimens collected using expired reagents
5. Specimens collected and submitted outside of allowable timeframe and/or collection vessel.
6. Specimens submitted without approval
Authorization: Diagnostic testing can only be performed with approval from an authorized provider/agency.
Turn Around Time: 24 Hours