Help for Painful UTI’s
If you have a urinary tract infection (UTI), the misery of pain and urinary symptoms can be difficult. Antibiotics are an excellent treatment for UTIs, but to effectively target the specific UTI bacteria, you need the right antibiotic.
Urology Associates of Central Missouri now offers polymerase chain reaction (PCR) molecular testing for UTIs through our onsite high complexity CLIA certified lab. 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
PCR molecular testing is the evolution of urinary tract infection testing. PCR molecular testing screens for 24 different pathogens and a number of antibiotic resistance markers.
How does PCR molecular testing for UTIs work?
The UTI testing process is now easier than ever with PCR molecular testing.
Because Urology Associates of Central Missouri has a high-complexity lab on site, you simply come in for an office visit with a UACM provider and a urine sample will be obtained. You will then get your results and prescribed treatment usually within 24 hours.
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 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, your Urology Associates provider may recommend PCR molecular testing. Some common UTI symptoms include:
- Pain and burning during urination
- Increased urge to urinate
- Passing small amounts of urine
- Bladder pain
- Pelvic pain
- Cloudy, pink, red, or dark urine