Urinary Tract Microbiota Detection


When testing for urinary tract microbiota, speed and accuracy are critical. Traditional culture-based methods of pathogen detection can take up to 30 hours to product results and are imprecise, however. They lack sensitivity and specificity and have been shown to miss a high percentage of positive cases.

Applied Biosystems™ OpenArray™ and TaqMan® assays offer alternative, molecular solutions. They can detect urinary tract microbiota in less than five hours when processed through Applied Biosystems™ QuantStudio™ Real-Time PCR Systems. And they are 33% more accurate than culture-based methods, according to verification data. They also allow for flexible content, are optimized for multiple throughputs at a low cost per sample, and enable sample processing right in your lab.

Contact your Fisher Healthcare product manager to learn more.

Test Features

  • Rapid results: Process samples and get answers in five hours.
  • Verified sample-to-answer workflow: Designed for use on Applied Biosystems QuantStudio Real-time PCR systems.
  • Improved specificity and sensitivity: 33% more accurate than culture-based methods for urinary tract pathogen detection.
  • Scalable for high throughput: Can process up to 600 samples per day on a single instrument* using OpenArray nanofluidic technology.
  • Access to service and support: Take advantage ofanalytical validation consultation services to optimize detection.

Qualified TaqMan Assays Included

  • OpenArray Format (Comprehensive Panel) 
  • OpenArray Format (Flexible Panel)

Controls and Master Mixes Included

  • TaqMan Universal DNA Spike-In Control
  • TaqMan Universal DNA Spike-In Control (5X)
  • TaqMan Urinary Tract Microbiota Amplification Control

Data and Support

  • Flyer
  • Application Note
  • Workflow Application Guide
  • Compliance and Training Products/Services

Pathogen Targets

Analyze all targets at the same time in a comprehensive panel or customize content to meet your needs.

Pathogen TypeSpecies
BacterialAcinetobacter baumannii
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
FungalCandida albicans

*Based on three instrument runs in a single eight-hour shift per day in a laboratory. Can increase to 800+ samples per day running workflows immediately after one another across multiple shifts in a day.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.