Total Urology Care of New York
Urology & Uro-Gynecology
If you have had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you can easily recognize the symptoms and the pain that the infections cause, 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 bacteria that is causing the UTI, which will lead to effective and limited antibiotic treatment, you need to know which organism is causing the infection and which antibiotic will be effective in eliminating it. Total Urology Care of New York offers Polymerase Chain Reaction molecular testing (“PCR”) that identifies the organism/bacteria causing the UTI, and the targeted antibiotic that will treat the UTI most effectively. PCR testing for UTI’s has truly revolutionized the treatment and management of UTIs. Primarily because it offers same-day results, and eliminates the overuse of antibiotics. PCR testing is available on-site at Total Urology Care for patients requiring urgent care, and for everyone suffering from recurring UTIs.
Immediate Appointments Available for Patients With Active Infections (during practice hours)
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. Results come within the same day 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. As a result of the rapid result, and targeted treatment, you can cut down days of antibiotic use, while eliminating ineffective antibiotics, through this method of bacterial identification in our convenient Manhattan office.
What is Urgent Care 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?
Through molecular chemical techniques, PCR testing identifies the DNA of the pathogen causing the infection, and the appropriate antibiotic needed to treat it. Total Urology Care of NY offers an on-site, high-complexity PCR lab for patients with UTIs. In other words, a rapid PCR test at TUC delivers patients same-day results so you can get the right antibiotic and quickly get back to your life without pain, frequency and irritation brought on by UTIs.
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
- Urinary incontinence
- Back pain
These 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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