AZO Test Strips Urinary Tract Infection Test - 3 CT
Science supports your suspicions that the standard UTI test is inaccurate. It has been proven inaccurate, and this article will help explain why, and what you can do about it. Despite being the global standards for UTI testing since the s and s respectively, both of these tests are extremely inaccurate. In reality, antibiotics are very often prescribed without any form of UTI test. Patients and doctors are very competent at recognizing the symptoms of a UTI, but there are issues with this approach.
A test that is routinely used by doctors to diagnose urinary tract infections wrongly gives a negative result in a fifth of cases, scientists have found. The findings imply that a large proportion of women who seek medical help for UTIs such as cystitis are being misdiagnosed, with some being told their problem is psychological. Many women with severe symptoms are also likely to have been refused antibiotics. Rather than using unreliable tests, he said, women should be diagnosed and treated on the basis of their symptoms. Each year an estimated four million people, the vast majority women, will have a bout of cystitis.