What is an At Home Rapid UTI Test used for?
The At Home Rapid Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) test helps to determine whether or not you may have a UTI without seeing a doctor. A UTI is an infection of the system that gets rid of waste and extra water in your body. It is most commonly caused by bacteria. An infection occurs when your body cannot get rid of these germs normally. Some of the symptoms of a UTI include:
- Intense urge to urinate
- Increased frequency of urination
- Decreased amount of urine
- Burning or painful urination
- Mild or low-grade fever
- Pain or pressure in your back or lower abdomen
- Cloudy, dark, bloody, or foul-smelling urine
- Feeling tired or weak
What do I need to do to prepare for the at home test?
If possible, urine should be in your bladder for two to three hours before home collection.
What do the results mean?
If the test strip shows the same color pattern as the enclosed box, this means that there is probably no infection, but we always recommend logging into our system to discuss your symptoms and the test results. UTI is not always ruled out based on a test strip that shows no color change.
An increase in color intensity indicates that there is a probable urinary tract or bladder infection.
How do I initiate a physician consultation?
After you complete the test at home and receive your result, follow the instructions in your kit to book a free virtual physician consult with our partner Physician 360 and receive a prescription, if needed.