STAT UTI Diagnosis & Accurate Treatment

Total Urology Care of New York

Urologists, Urogynecologists & Surgery located in New York, NY

If you have had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you know the misery of the pain and urinary symptoms that they cause, all too well. Antibiotics are an excellent treatment for UTIs, but only when the right antibiotic is used and for the shortest period of time. In order to effectively target the specific UTI bacteria, you need to know what organism is causing the infection and which antibiotic will kill it. Total Urology Care of New York is one of the few practices in New York City offering a rapid UTI test that identifies the organism, and the targeted antibiotic to treat it. This same day rapid test is a Polymerase chain reaction molecular (“PCR”) study that detects UTIs, and is available on-site at Total Urology Care. This advanced UTI test identifies the bacteria and matches it with the antibiotic that’s most effective, so you can start your antibiotic prescription that day.

PCR Molecular Testing for UTIs Q & A

What is PCR molecular testing for UTIs?

PCR molecular testing identifies the DNA of the bacteria that is causing your symptoms. The test is performed in our CLIA certified in-office high complexity lab and delivers results within 5 hours of running the test. This technology changes the way UTI’s have been treated. Waiting three to five days to get the specifics on how to treat your infection effectively is now a thing of the past. We can now also cut down days of antibiotic use through this method of bacterial identification in our convenient Manhattan office.

How does PCR molecular testing for UTIs work?

The rapid UTI testing process is now more convenient and easier than ever with PCR molecular testing. Because Total Urology Care of New York has a high-complexity lab on site, you simply drop off your urine sample in the lab and then get your results and an antibiotic prescription that same day. When you have the right drug, antibiotics work very quickly for UTI treatment. If you’re dealing with recurrent urinary tract infections or have serious UTI symptoms and need immediate relief, PCR molecular testing can be the miracle you need for fast recovery.

When do I need PCR molecular testing for UTIs?

If you have symptoms of a UTI you would benefit from PCR molecular testing. Some common UTI symptoms include:

  • Burning urethra
  • Urethral pain
  • Pain during urination
  • Increased urge to urinate
  • Passing small amounts of urine
  • Bladder pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Cloudy, pink, red, or dark urine

The above symptoms are often associated with cystitis (bladder inflammation) or urethritis (urethral inflammation), both of which occur because of an underlying UTI. If you think you have a UTI or if you suffer from recurrent UTIs please contact our office for an appointment.

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