Point-of-Care Diagnostics for STI and UTI
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is an extremely common condition that occurs in both males and females of all ages and in children. UTI is the most common urological disease in the United States and the second most common bacterial infection of any organ system. Currently available rapid diagnostic tests exhibit poor sensitivities and/or specificities for UTI. A rapid, sensitive, easy to use POC based molecular approach for accurate and reliable detection and identification of clinically significant concentrations of bacterial pathogens in clinical urine specimens would be of considerable benefit. The overall goal of this project is to develop a cost effective, sensitive, easy to use device for diagnosing Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) at the Point Of Care (POC).