Urinary Tract Infection Testing

Virant Diagnostics Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) panel allows fast identification of causative pathogens with antibiotic-resistance gene profiling. Our test reports aid in faster targeted pharmacologic therapy that leads to better patient outcomes.

About Our UTI Panel

Our team at Virant Diagnostics uses gold standard PCR technology to genetically identify pathogens responsible for urinary tract infections (UTIs) as well as antibiotic-resistance gene detection. Our UTI panel provides significantly faster, more sensitive and accurate results when compared to traditional culture and sensitivity.

Why Choose UTI Testing with Virant Diagnostics?

Our expert scientists and technicians have an efficient workflow supplemented with advanced PCR technology to guarantee results within 24 hours. Most results will be reported the same day. Our staff physicians understand and promote the value of these PCR-based panels because they lead to better patient outcomes.

  • Faster reports means that targeted antivirals or antibiotics can be initiated sooner, if medication is even necessary
      • avoid unnecessary side effects with common, but potentially irrelevant “broad-spectrum” medications
      • prevent complications
      • promote and enhance responsible antibiotic stewardship
  • More specificity means a higher degree of certainty:
      • less confusion of similar-appearing cultures, if the pathogen can even be cultured
      • less errors, less complications, therefore better patient outcomes

Create an order, collect specimens, and view results now.

  • Create an order from our Client Portal or via Requisition Form
  • We’ll provide collection kits and transportation services
  • Access secure, encrypted results from our Client Portal

Our Urinary Tract Infection Panel

Our comprehensive UTI Panel can detect 30 microorganisms and 22 antibiotic-resistance genes.

  1. Actinotignum schaalii
  2. Aerococcus urinae
  3. Alloscardovia omnicolens
  4. Corynebacterium riegelii
  5. Staphylococcus aureus
  6. Streptococcus agalactiae
  7. Enterococci (pool):
    1. Enterococcus faecalis
    2. E. faecium
  8. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (pool):
    1. Staphylococcus epidermidis
    2. S. haemolyticus
    3. S. lugdunensis
    4. S. saprophyticus
    5. S. warneri
    6. S. xylosus
  9. Viridans streptococci (pool):
    1. Streptococcus anginosus
    2. S. constellatus
    3. S. equinus
    4. S. gallolyticus
    5. S. infantarius
    6. S. lutetiensis
    7. S. macedonicus
    8. S. mitis
    9. S. pasteurianus
    10. S. sanguinis
  1. Candida albicans
  2. Candida auris
  3. Candida glabrata
  4. Candida parapsilosis
    1. Acinetobacter baumannii
    2. Citrobacter freundii
    3. Citrobacter koseri
    4. Enterobacter cloaca
    5. Escherichia coli
    6. Klebsiella aerogenes
    7. Klebsiella oxytoca
    8. Klebsiella pneumoniae
    9. Morganella morganii
    10. Mycoplasma hominis
    11. Pantoea agglomerans
    12. Proteus mirabilis
    13. Proteus vulgaris
    14. Providencia stuartii
    15. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    16. Serratia marcescens
    17. Ureaplasma urealyticum

KEY: [gene] – [confers resistance to]

  1. OXA – Ampicillin, carbapenem (Oxacillinase)
  2. VEB – Aztreonam, oxyimino-cephalosporin
  3. KPC – Carbapenem (K. pneumoniae)
  4. VIM – Carbapenem, cephalosporin (P. aeruginosa)
  5. CTX – Cefotaxime, cephalosporin (Cefotaximase)
  6. ampC – Cephalosporin (Enterobacteriaceae)
  7. FOX – Cephalosporin, cephamycin
  8. MOX – Cephalosporin, cephamycin, penam
  9. ACC – Cephalosporin, monobactam, penam
  10. LAT – Cephalosporins
  11. DHA – Cephamycin, oxyiminocephalosporin
  12. CMY – Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs)
  13. TEM – Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs)
  14. SHV – Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs)
  15. PER – Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs)
  16. IMP – Imipenem (Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter)
  17. mecA РMethicillin (MRSA)
  18. Qnr – Quinolone, fluroquinolone (PMQR)
  19. Sul (pool) – Sulfonamides
  20. tet (pool) – Tetracyclines
  21. dfrA – Trimethoprim (Vibrio)
  22. van – Vancomycin (glycopeptides)

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