Urinary Tract Infection

Understanding Urinary Tract Infection Testing

The urinary system is the body’s drainage system for removing wastes and extra water. It includes two kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body.

You may have a UTI if you notice:

  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Fever, tiredness, or shakiness
  • An urge to urinate often
  • Pressure in your lower belly
  • Urine that smells bad or looks cloudy or reddish
  • Pain in your back or side below the ribs

People of any age or sex can get UTIs. But about four times as many women get UTIs as men. You’re also at higher risk if you have diabetes, need a tube to drain your bladder, or have a spinal cord injury.

The Importance of UTI Testing

Recognizing and treating UTIs promptly is vital to prevent complications. Symptoms like pain, fever, and frequent urination can significantly impact daily life. Solaris Diagnostics plays a crucial role in offering rapid and accurate testing, enabling swift diagnosis and appropriate treatment to alleviate discomfort and safeguard urinary health.

How Solaris Diagnostics Can Help

Solaris Diagnostics Laboratory ensures rapid reporting the same day that the specimen is received for UTI testing. Solaris Diagnostics utilizes molecular testing as well as Microbiology, our approach includes quick turnaround time (TAT) reports, early availability of drug-resistant marker results, and traditional antibiotic sensitivity results accompanying UTI results. 

Contact Solaris Diagnostics Today for Precision Healthcare Solutions

Whether you’re a patient in need of reliable testing or a healthcare provider seeking excellence in diagnostics, our team is ready to assist you.