Guidance® Prostatitis

TESTING FOR PROSTATITIS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A PAINFUL PROCEDURE

Prostatitis is a common urologic diagnosis in men. Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) is a common procedure to test for prostatitis and can be uncomfortable for the patient and provider. In addition to accepting first stream urine after a DRE, Pathnostics also accepts semen, a collection method that some patients may prefer.

Guidance® is more sensitive than traditional culture for the detection of prostatitis. Guidance® comprises a highly sensitive multiplex-molecular (PCR) with a patented susceptibility technology called P-AST™ (Pooled Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing). This highly sensitive and specific combination of testing helps ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment of prostatitis using either semen or first stream urine after DRE.

WE OFFER TWO DIFFERENT SAMPLE TYPES FOR PROSTATITIS:

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Guidance® Urine Test

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Guidance® Semen Test

Guidance® test uses molecular technology to identify pathogens more accurately and quickly than urine culture. Average turnaround time is less than 48 hours.

Guidance® test uses Pooled Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing™ (P-AST™), a patented phenotypic testing method, to ensure that antibiotic resistance results reflect the infection’s actual resistance.

Guidance® test’s proprietary P-AST technology captures the effects of bacterial interactions for more reliable susceptibility results.

THE COMPLETE PATIENT REPORT AT A GLANCE.

The Guidance® test report displays personalized therapy options to help speed the road to recovery.

What does Guidance® test for?

In addition to the often-tested organisms Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Staphylococcus aureus, we also test for an extremely comprehensive list of pathogens.

BACTERIAL/YEAST ORGANISMS:
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Actinotignum schaalii
  • Aerococcus urinae
  • Alloscardovia omnicolens
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida auris
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Citrobacter koseri
  • Corynebacterium riegelii
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Actinobaculum schaalii
  • Aerococcus urinae
  • Alloscardovia omnicolens
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Citrobacter koseri
  • Corynebacterium riegelii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Pantoea agglomerans
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Providencia stuartii
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
BACTERIAL GROUPS:
  • Coagulase-neg. staphylococci*
  • Viridans group streptococci†
  • Enterobacter group‡
VIRAL PARTICLES:
  • BK virus
  • HHV-5 (CMV)
  • HHV-6
  • HHV-1, HHV-2 (HSV 1/2)
  • JC virus
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Pantoea agglomerans
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Providencia stuartii
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED ORGANISMS:
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
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*Coagulase-neg. staphylococci: Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus haemolyticus, Staphylococcus lugdunenesis, Staphylococcus saprophyticus

Viridans group streptococci: Streptococcus anginosus,
Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus pasteuranus

‡Enterobacter group: Klebsiella aerogenes (formally known as Enterobacter aerogenes), Enterobacter clocacae

How does Guidance® Test recommend treatment?

We leverage a dual assessment—genotype resistance and Pooled Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (P-AST)—to uncover more effective, personalized therapy options.

Pooled Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (P-AST) includes:
  • Ampicillin (PO/IV)
  • Ampicillin/Sulbactam (IV)
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate (PO)
  • Cefaclor (PO)
  • Cefazolin (IV)
  • Cefepime (IV)
  • Cefoxitin (IV)
  • Ceftazidime (IV)
  • Ceftriaxone (IM/IV)
  • Ciprofloxacin (PO/IV)
  • Ampicillin (PO/IV)
  • Ampicillin/Sulbactam (IV)
  • Amoxicillin/Clavulanate (PO)
  • Cefaclor (PO)
  • Cefazolin (IV)
  • Cefepime (IV)
  • Cefoxitin (IV)
  • Ceftazidime (IV)
  • Ceftriaxone (IM/IV)
  • Ciprofloxacin (PO/IV)
  • Fosfomycin (PO/IV)
  • Gentamicin (IM/IV)
  • Levofloxacin (PO)
  • Meropenem (IV)
  • Nitrofurantoin (PO)
  • Piperacillin/Tazobactam (IV)
  • Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (PO/IV)
  • Tetracycline (PO)
  • Vancomycin (IV)
Genotype antibiotic resistance genes include:
  • Ampicillin
  • Carbapenem
  • Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase
  • Methicillin
  • Quinolinone/Fluoroquinolone
  • Vancomycin
  • Fosfomycin (PO/IV)
  • Gentamicin (IM/IV)
  • Levofloxacin (PO)
  • Meropenem (IV)
  • Nitrofurantoin (PO)
  • Piperacillin/Tazobactam (IV)
  • Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim (PO/IV)
  • Tetracycline (PO)
  • Vancomycin (IV)
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WHAT IS THE TESTING METHODOLOGY FOR GUIDANCE® TEST?

Pathnostics’ GUIDANCE® Test utilizes PCR amplification for the targeted detection of agents. Pathogens are reported in ranges of organism(s) per milliliter of urine.

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