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:

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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.

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).