Suffering from chronic or reoccurring urinary tract infections (UTIs) or having been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (IC), means you need answers about the true source of your infection. Traditional laboratory cultures, which attempt to 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. “Next-generation sequencing” (NGS), 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. Qualitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), is the other test that we run and can more quickly identify common microbes causing UTI or IC in just 24-48 hours. If you are suffering from pain while urinating, bladder pain, a persistent need to urinate, dribbling, pain during sex, or other UTI or IC symptoms, then now may be the time to get a urine test that uses qPCR and NGS.
For an additional charge, you can add a urine test for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – also called sexually transmitted Infections (STIs) – to detect Gonorrhea, T. vaginalis (“trich”), Chlamydia, and Mycoplasma genitalium.