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The ARCpoint difference with Urinary Tract Infection testing

by | Dec 23, 2023 | Uncategorized

Are you in need of an accurate and reliable UTI (urinary tract infection) test? Look no further than ARCpoint of Downtown Greenville and our PCR (polymerase chain reaction) based UTI test!

Our PCR based UTI test is a molecular diagnostic test that uses PCR technology to detect the presence of bacteria or other pathogens in a urine sample. This test can provide results within a few hours, making it a fast and efficient option for diagnosing UTIs.

But the benefits of our PCR based UTI test don’t stop there. This test is highly sensitive, meaning it can detect even small amounts of bacteria or other pathogens. This can be especially important in cases where the UTI is still in the early stages and may not have caused noticeable symptoms yet.

In contrast, many of our competitors offer culture-based UTI tests, which involve culturing a sample of urine in a laboratory, to see if any bacteria or other pathogens grow. While this is considered the gold standard for UTI detection, it has a severe time-limitation. One recent study showed that PCR testing was able to detect UTI-causing pathogens 43 hours sooner than culture on average.1

In addition, culture-based UTI tests may not be as sensitive as PCR based UTI tests and may not be able to detect small amounts of bacteria. This can lead to false negative results, which can be frustrating for patients and healthcare providers alike.

Overall, the benefits of our PCR based UTI test over a culture-based UTI test are clear. Our test is fast, accurate, and efficient, making it a top choice for accurate UTI diagnosis. Trust the professionals at ARCpoint of Downtown Greenville to provide the reliable and comprehensive UTI testing you need. Contact us today to learn more about our PCR based UTI test and how it can benefit your business or organization.

1 "Xu, R., Deebel, N., Casals, R., Dutta, R., & Mirzazadeh, M. (2021). A New Gold Rush: A Review of Current and Developing Diagnostic Tools for Urinary Tract Infections. Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland), 11(3), 479." on page 1

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