October 6, 2021

Precision Metagenomics Outperforms Conventional Urine Culture in Detecting Clinically Relevant Uropathogens

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are among the most common community-acquired infections. Per current guidelines, treatment is informed by urine culture, which favors the detection of pathogens that rapidly grow under standard conditions.
Precision Metagenomics (PM) provides culture-independent, comprehensive detection of uropathogens and associated genetic markers of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) directly from urine.

Authors: Rita C. Stinnett, PhD, MHS1 and Bethany Kent, PhD2, Marta Mangifesta, PhD1, Stacie Stauffer, BS1, Jamie K. Lemon, PhD, D(ABMM)1, Kate Broadbent, PhD1, Benjamin Briggs, MD, PhD1, Robert Schlaberg, MD, MPH1

1IDbyDNA (Salt Lake City, UT), 2PathGroup Labs (Nashville, TN)

Product: Urinary Pathogen ID/AMR Panel (UPIP)*

* For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
Product in Development.