UTI w/ Antibiotic Resistance

Molecular microbiology identifies microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses through DNA detection. This technique is very sensitive, specific, and rapid compared to traditional microbiology procedures, creating a powerful diagnostic tool for physicians.

Our profile delivers a snapshot of a patient’s urinary tract micro-environment covering 28 pathogens and 8 antibiotic resistance markers. Meridian’s scientific team utilizes
cutting-edge technology to detect pathogenic and nonpathogenic bacterial species. Additionally, the test also defines the genes associated with antibiotic resistance.

UTI w/ Antibiotic Resistance

UTIs account for more than 8 million healthcare visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. Overall expenditures for UTIs in the U.S. are estimated to be $3.4 billion. Much of this is due to the slow turn around time of the traditional culture and the fact that it misses up to two-thirds of all positive UTIs.

UTI Plus Panel
• Acinetobacter baumannii • Klebsiella pneumoniae
• Bacteroides fragilis • Morganella morganii
• Candida albicans • Mycoplasma genitalium
• Candida dubliniensis • Mycoplasma hominis
• Candida glabrata • Prevotella bivia
• Candida krusei • Proteus mirabilis
• Candida parapsilosis • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
• Candida tropicalis • Serratia marcescens
• Citrobacter braakii/freundii • Staphylococcus aureus
• Citrobacter koseri • Staphylococcus epidermidis
• Enterobacter cloacae • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
• Enterococcus spp. • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B)
• Escherichia coli • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
• Klebsiella aerogenes • Ureaplasma urealyticum

Antibiotic resistance can be identified for the following classes of antibiotics:

ABX Resistance Markers

  • Class A Beta-lactamase (blaKPC)
  • Class A Beta-lactamase (CTX-M-Group 1)
  • Class B metallo Beta-lactamase (blaNDM)
  • Vancomycin
  • Methicillin/Oxacillin
  • Sulfonamides
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Trimethoprim

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