The Lodestar DX UTI testing system is designed for use in human and veterinary settings where professional users need fast, accurate results to aid clinical decision making.


Molecular UTI testing at the point-of-care

  • UK Conformity Assessed (UK CA)
  • Tests for multiple bacterial pathogens simultaneously from one urine sample
  • Portable – can be taken anywhere
  • No maintenance or calibration required
  • Rapid – sample-to-result in less than 40 minutes
  • Accurate – 97.8% sensitivity and 90.8% specificity for E.coli, 84.5% overall sensitivity and 83.9% overall specificity
  • Easy to use – no extraction step required, sample preparation less than five minutes
  • Make evidence-based treatment decisions, improve antibiotic stewardship and reduce the impact of AMR
  • Approved for use in the UK


The Lodestar DX analyser takes accurate, low cost molecular testing out of the laboratory and into near-patient settings

  • Isothermal LAMP technology provides molecular PCR-standard accuracy comparable to microbiological culture analysis
  • Small footprint: 140 mm (w) x 200 mm (d) x 90 mm (h)
  • Lightweight and portable: 720 g
  • No sample extraction required
  • LED lights indicate presence (or absence) of bacteria
  • Connectivity via Bluetooth or USB
  • No servicing required
  • Operates on 240-12V power


Five steps to fast UTI results

Step 1

Transfer 10 μl of patient urine into the diluent tube.

Step 2

Transfer 5 μl of the mixed liquid from the diluent tube into the first reaction tube. Use the pipette tip to mix the liquids together until they turn blue.

Step 3

Repeat the process for the five other tubes, plus the positive control.

Step 4

Place the test panel into the Lodestar DX analyser and press ‘Start’.

Step 5

The test will run for 35 minutes. At the end of the run results will be displayed on the LED lights. The table opposite shows the bacterial identification for each tube:

View the demo here
Tube no. Bacterial identification
1 Escherichia coli
2 Enterococcus spp. or Staphylococcus aureus
3 Staphylococcus saprophyticus
4 Proteus mirabilis
5 Pseudomonas aeruginosa
6 Klebsiella pneumoniae
+ (Positive control)
- (Negative control)

A RED LED indicates a ‘positive’ result

A GREEN LED indicates a ‘negative’ result.

If more than one bacterial tube is positive, this could indicate a mixed infection.

Watch our demonstration video

Simple sample preparation that requires only basic pipetting skills and a 35 minute run time mean that the Lodestar UTI test can make a significant difference to patient diagnosis and have a positive impact on prescribing decisions.

The Lodestar DX analyser and testing system is registered with the European Patent Office (European Patent Application no: 22732302.9) and the US Patent and Trademark Office (no.18/558,490).