Many doctors rely on dipstick tests and urine cultures to diagnose UTIs. But standard tests are seriously flawed.
- Standard mid stream urine (MSU) cultures miss 90% of chronic urinary tract infections
- Dipstick analysis (leucocyte esterase test) miss at least 60% of chronic urinary tract infections
We explain the main problems with standard testing and cultures for UTI:
Some doctors now use different testing methods as well as discussing and considering a patients’s specific symptoms. Find out: