Molecular Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections

Do you see negative urine culture results in patient’s with an obvious infection? Do you get culture reports described as a mixed flora?


  • Urinary tract infections are the most commonly diagnosed infection accounting for over 10 million visits per year
  • Up to 25% of the time, traditional microbiology results are incorrect or incomplete
    • Culture fails to identify the majority of polymicrobial infections that are common in elderly and complicated UTIs
    • Culture has a higher rate of negative results than truly exist (False negative)
  • Urine cultures take several days to generate results. Empirical therapy is no longer recommended due to increases in antibiotic resistance


  • Compass Laboratory Services (Accredited by the College of American Pathologists) offers state of the art molecular diagnostic methods for identification of clinically relevant pathogens
    • Faster turn around time as compared to traditional microbiology culture. Results available within 24 hours of sample receipt
    • Easy to understand report with specific treatment guidelines
    • Multiple panels designed to offer providers affordable, state of the art diagnostics

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