MP71-03 Comparison of Novel DNA-Based Tools for Bacterial Detection in Patients with Chronic Urinary Tract Infection (CUTI)
The Journal of Urology. 2019;201(4S):e1046-e1047. Supplement, Sunday, May 6, 2019.
Meeting Abstract: In a prospective, feasibility, bi-institutional study, four methods of chronic UTI microbiome identification were compared in a population of 74 chronic UTI patients using C&S, extended C&S + PCR, Volente Diagnostics, and MicroGenDX qPCR + NGS. A significant difference in accuracy was observed between C&S versus MicroGenDX. MicroGenDX identified microbes in 17 culture negative patients, and identified causative pathogens in 67 of 69 patients. The MicroGenDX methodology provided the most accurate detection of UTI pathogens over other methods. Read Abstract