UTI Testing List

NovaDX has developed a qPCR based test with a resistance option for rapid detection and speciation of UTI’s. Submit a 1mL or more sample of urine to our lab. We perform the DNA extraction and qPCR analysis of pathogens (listed) commonly seen in UTI’s with immediate reporting

Why Test UTI’s

Accurate and prompt identification and determination of uropathogens are paramount to proper management and care of patients suffering from urinary tract infections. UTI’s are among the most common community and hospital-acquired infections, affecting almost 50% of the population at least once in their lifetime at a current estimated cost of $3-5 billion. The primary causes of infections are gram-negative bacteria, including E. coli, P. mirabilis, K. pneumoniae, and Enterobacter species.


Because efficiency and turnaround time are so important to physicians and their patients, NovaDX uses quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR or Real-Time PCR). Real-time PCR is faster than traditional PCR and does not require post-amplification manipulation for bacterial or fungal identification. We target specific species through custom assays to accurately detect pathogens and can do so within hours of receiving samples. This type of testing greatly improves the length of time for specific detection and diagnosis versus using traditional cultures


  • Acinetobacter baumannii

  • Candida albicans (yeast)

  • Citrobacter freundii

  • Enterobacter aerogenes

  • Enterobacter cloacae

  • Enterococcus faecalis

  • Enterococcus faecium

  • Escherichia coli

  • Klebsiella oxytoca

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

  • Morganella morganii

  • Proteus mirabilis

  • Proteus vulgaris

  • Providencia stuartii

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus

  • Streptococcus agalactiae


Additionally, you may also order spectrum resistance testing. We analyze any positive pathogen results on a comprehensive resistance panel. Resistance results are communicated soon after the species identification report.