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UTI Panel

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When a patient is showing signs and symptoms of an infection, waiting multiple days for a result on a diagnosis can be difficult and painful. With RML, we utilize PCR methodology, one of the most advanced forms of identifying bacteria and Antibiotic resistance markers on the market. We take pride in cutting the turn around time from 48-72+ hours, to under 24 hours for a result.

Brief/Diaper Core Extraction: The process to obtain a urine sample from a patient who is incontinent and/or has neurological disorders (dementia, schizophrenia, or other related mental illnesses) has been a challenge. The current methodology is to restrain the patient, then catheterize the patient which involves risk of causing infection. This process is extremely uncomfortable especially for those who are confused and believe they are being abused. Rocky Mountain Laboratories has developed a method (shown below) to extract polymer beads from a saturated brief/diaper to avoid unnecessary catheterization. We ran studies confirming accuracy of results without cross contamination. This process saves time, money for both the insurance/facility and patient, and drastically increases patient care.

UTI Panel
Sample Type: (Urine/Brief Core)

  • ​acinetobacter baumannii
  • citrobacter species (citrobater freundii, citobaccter koseri)
  • enterobacter species (enterobacter aerogenes/, enterobacter cloacae)
  • enterococcus species (enterococcus faecalis, enterococcus faecium)
  • escherichia coli
  • kebsiella oxytoca
  • klebsiella pneumoniae
  • morganella morganii
  • proteus mirabilis
  • proteus vulgaris
  • pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • streptococcus agalactiae

  • candida species: (candida albicans, candida glabrata)

Antibiotic Resistance:
  • MecA
  • Carbapenem Resistance- KPC (blaKPC-3)
  • Carbapenem Resistance- VIM, NDM (blaVIM-2, blaNDM-1)
  • CTX-M01/2/9/8 (bla_CTX-M-3, blaCTX-M-9, blaCTX-M-35, blaCTX-M-63)
  • ErmABC (ErmA, ErmB, ErmC)
  • Quinolone and Fluoroquniolone Resistance- QNRA (qnra2)
  • Tetreacycline (tetM)
  • VanAB (VanA, VanB)
  • Oxa_23/48/58 (oxa-23, blaOXA-162, blaOXA-58)


Collection Guide

Clean Catch

1. Patient provides urine sample. Ensure that cup is 1/3 full
2. Peel back protective sticker on top of cup to expose rubber covered needle
3. Push tube into integrated transfer port
4. Hold in position until flow stops
5. Remove tube and discard cup
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Diaper/Brief Core

1. Inspect the diaper or brief. Ensure that there is no stool and that it is saturated with urine.
2. Open diaper and remove top layer. Identify cotton and polymer beads.
3. extract the cotton and polymer beads using the tongs that were placed inside your kit.
4. Fill cup 2/3 full with cotton polymer blend. Place patient identifiers on cup. 

Pick-Up Instructions

1. Place specimen with patient identifiers in zippered part of bio bag
2. Zip bag closed and insert completed req form into pouch portion of bag
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3. Place the bio bag with req form and specimen in drop box using CODE 765
4. Text a picture of barcode to: (385) 457-9235
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Sit back, relax, and we've got it from here!
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