Test Name: Urine Pathogen Panel (UPP)

Methodology: PCR

Test Description

The MicroPathID – Urine Pathogen Panel is based on detection of amplification products and the corresponding signal in assays run on OpenArray plates performed on the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real Time PCR System. The assay detects 17 pathogens associated with infections of the urinary tract including Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium , Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Morganella morganii, Mycoplasma hominis, Proteus mirabilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Ureaplasma urealyticum, and Candida albicans.

Specimen Requirements

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Storage and Transport

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 48 - 72 hours

CPT Codes*: 87481, 87640, 87653, 87798 X Units

*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.