The Reliable Choice for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Detection at the Frontline
A multicenter study was conducted to identify patients with potential UTIs. There were 1,887 urine specimens tested comparing the leukocyte and nitrite results of Multistix urinalysis strips to urine culture.
- Only 10-15% of urine cultures are confirmed positive.
- The cost of urine culture is significantly higher compared to urine strip testing.
- Combining the results of leukocyte (WBC) and nitrite is a better predictor of the presence or absence of urinary tract infection, than any one test parameter alone.