UTI Testing

    FidaLab's UTI Service

    UTIs are the most common bacterial infection and major cause of morbidity. The elderly are particularly susceptible with direct consequences including urosepsis and increased fall risk. The conventional urine culture suffers from suboptimal sensitivity and lengthy test time (3-5 days). In contrast, the new nucleic acid amplification-based assay (quantitative PCR), offers urinary tract pathogen identification and antibiotic resistance gene detection within the next day with a sensitivity that is estimated three times higher than the bacterial culture. The timely provision of enhanced microbial detection and concomitant antibiotic sensitivity results help improve antimicrobial stewardship and clinical outcome.

    • 3x More Sensitive Than Urine Culture
    • Next Day Results
    • Test Also Covers Mimickers of UTI Such As Urethritis and Common GYN Tract Infections
    • Dedicated Client Service Individual For Your Office
    • HIPPA Fax and Secure Portal Available
    • Courier Pick Up or FedEx




    Quantative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-based urinary pathogen detection provides superior diagnostic method for UTI detection to a conventional culture-based method. Antibiotic resistance gene detection improves antimicrobrial stewardship. Ultimately, it enables providers to offer timely, individualized and effective treatment.


    • Candida albicans, glabrata, krusei, parapsilosis, tropicalis
    • Enterobacter aerogenes, cloacae, faecium
    • Enterococcus faecalis
    • Citrobacter freundii
    • Escherichia coli
    • Bacteroides fragilis
    • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Proteus mirabilis, vulgaris
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Prevotella bivia
    • Mobiluncus curtisii
    • Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
    • Ureaplasma urealyticum, parvum
    • Mycoplasma genitalium
    • Staphylococcus saprophytic
    • Streptococcus algalactiae (GBS)
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Acinetobacter baumannii
    • Chlamydia trachomatis
    • Atopobium vaginae
    • Gardnerella vaginalis
    • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    • Trichomonas vaginalis
    • Human Papillomavirus 16 &18 (HPV 16 & HPV 18)
    • Herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 (HSV-1 & HSV-2)


    • mecA, mecC, blaSHV-5 genes (MRSA/Beta-lactam resistance)
    • VanA & VanB genes (Vancomycin resistance)
    • Cfr23S gene (Macrolide resistance)
    • ermB gene (Erythromycin resistance)
    • mcr-1 gene (Colistin resistance)
    • grlA gene (Quinolone resistance)
    • ampC gene (Macrolide resistance)
    • tetM & tetS genes (Tetracycline resistance)

    Fida Lab's
    Advantages for UTI Testing

    Highly Sensitive PCR Technology

    3 times more accurate than urine culture.

    Fast Results

    PCR does not rely on the time-consuming microbial growth for results. Pathogen detection, identification, and antibiotic sensitivity are achieved in one reaction.

    Reduction in False Negatives

    Superior detection of polymicrobial infections and difficult-to-culture bacteria.

    Pretest Antibiotic Exposure

    Our test is unaffected by any recent antibiotic use.


    No need for refrigeration. The specimen is stable for 5 days at room temperature.

    Antibiotic Stewardship

    Our PCR testing promotes effective antibiotic stewardship.

    Testing that you can depend on for your patients.

    Interested in Our UTI Testing?