If you suffer from chronic bacterial prostatitis, epididymitis, or possible infection of the prostate or male reproductive tract you need answers about what is causing your infection. Traditional laboratory cultures, which attempt grow the microbes from your urine sample in a lab, often fail to identify the bacteria or fungi that make up your infection. MicroGenDX combines two advanced technologies to test your urine sample instead. One is called “next-generation sequencing” (NGS), which uses a database of over 50,000 bacteria and fungi to identify all of the microbes in your urine sample with 99% accuracy over 3-5 days. The other is called qualitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), which can more quickly identify common microbes causing prostatitis or epididymitis in just 24-48 hours. If you are suffering from pain while urinating, bladder pain, a persistent need to urinate, prostate pain, pain when ejaculating, or other prostatitis symptoms, then now may be the time to get a prostate test/semen test that uses qPCR and NGS.
For an additional charge, you can add a test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – also called sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) – to detect Gonorrhea, T. vaginalis (“trich”), Chlamydia, and Mycoplasma genitalium.