Urologic Disease Laboratory Services
As a practicing primary care physician, I understand the pain and suffering of those with chronic urinary tract issues. I believe that modern molecular methods such as DNA sequencing can improve the lives of many sufferers. One may have a bacterial or fungal infection that the more than a century old technique of culture may not be able to detect your infection. You must consider a modern approach to infection diagnostics; let my laboratory services help you! Drop off a sample or request a sample kit today.
Stephen E. Fry, M
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Kind Words From a Patient
I was suffering from chronic urinary complaints, mostly prostatic inflammation. A sample of my urine sequenced revealed a new type of fungus that cannot be cultured. I was put on a simple antifungal for three months and now my pain and discomfort are gone! Thank you Dr. Fry!
Technical Articles and More Info
See the technical articles below that illustrates the superiority of molecular testing over culture for urinary tract disease:
- Reassessment of Routine Midstream Culture in Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections.J Clin Microbiol . 2019 Feb 27; 57(3):e01452-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01452-18. Print 2019 Mar.
- An implementation of next generation sequencing for prevention and diagnosis of urinary tract infection in urology. Can J Urol 2018; 25(3):9349-9356.
* You may self-order your sequencing test but must provide a contact physician for your results. Your results will be sent to both you and your contact physician. Many times your results are complex and will require interpretation by a knowledgeable provider. The laboratory is not responsible for a clinical interpretation of the results. Insurance may or may not reimburse you for your test. If your physician orders the test there is a much greater likelihood that the test will be reimbursed. Medicare patients must have their physician order the test. Results will be transmitted to your Medicare physician and then to you about 7 working days days later. Medicare patients will be billed directly by the reference lab; there should be no charge to Medicare patients for the service as long as the ABN is appropriately filled out. A HICFA statement will be provided soon after the date of service for your submission to your insurer.
If a reportable disease is detected it will be reported to the appropriate agency.