Recurring urinary tract infections, Antibiotic Resistance, and Acutis Reveal™ UTI
Updated: Apr 12, 2022
Most women who have experienced a urinary tract infection (UTI) know the symptoms well – a frequent urge to urinate yet pass little urine, cloudy and strong-smelling urine, a burning sensation when passing. 25%-30% of women who have had a UTI often suffer from a recurring UTI within six months of their first infection.
"Recurrent UTIs aren't due to poor hygiene or something else that women have brought on themselves. Some women are just prone to UTIs," says infectious diseases specialist Dr. Kalpana Gupta, a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Urinary tract infections are among the world's most common infections, but many of the medications used to treat urinary tract infections, especially recurring ones, have become less effective as antibiotic resistance grows.
Patients suffering from recurring UTIs require accurate testing and rapid, high-quality results. Our urinary tract infection test - Acutis Reveal™ UTI - utilizes PCR-based testing methodology followed by antibiotic sensitivity testing (AST) information for enhanced accuracy and treatment insights.
Acutis Reveal™ UTI results include AST information to assist practitioners in preventing potential overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics that can lead to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic sensitivity tests can help determine which antibiotic can most effectively treat a specific infection and provide insight into treatment for an antibiotic-resistant infection.
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