Urinary Tract Infection Detection


Methodology: PCR


Test Description

The Urine Pathogen Panel is based on detection of amplification products and the corresponding signal by Real Time PCR System. The assay detects 22 pathogens associated with infections of the urinary tract including:


  • Acinetobacter Baumannii (Aerobic)
  • Candida albicans (Both)
  • Candida glabrata (Both)
  • Candida krusei (Both)
  • Candida tropicalis (Both)
  • Candida parapsilosis (Both)
  • Citrobacter freundii (Anaerobic)
  • Enterobacter aerogenes (Anaerobic)
  • Enterobacter cloacae (Anaerobic)
  • Enterococcus faecalis (Anaerobic)
  • Enterococcus faecium (Anaerobic)
  • Escherichia coli (Both)
  • Klebsiella oxytoca (Anaerobic)
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae (Anaerobic)
  • Morganella morganii (Anaerobic)
  • Mycoplasma hominis (Anaerobic)
  • Proteus mirabilis (Anaerobic)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Aerobic)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (Aerobic)
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus (Aerobic)
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Aerobic)
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum (Anaerobic)


Specimen Requirements

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Rejections or cancellations: Insufficient volume for analysis, inappropriate specimen container, improper specimen transport, Specimen leakage, incorrect or expired transport media, Specimen not properly preserved

Storage and Transport: Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 – 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is: Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days


Specimen Rejection Criteria


Turn Around Time (TAT): 48 – 72 hours


CPT Codes: 87481, 87640, 87653, 87798 X Units