Faster UTI tests

UTI or Urinary tract infection is the second most common infectious disease that affects millions of people. The usual waiting period for a urine test report is 48 hours. Scientists have now developed a new test that provides results in just 4 hours and also indicates the medication to be prescribed for the infection.

This diagnostic technique was developed by scientists at BITSPILANI,Hyderabad. Senior Professor Dr.Suman Kapur said that their main aim was to minimise the irrational use of antibiotics The urine was filtered in a special filter to trap the pathogenic bacteria and the bacteria was cultured in a specially designed growth media.The harvested bacteria would be mixed with the liquid media and left undisturbed for five minutes before dispensing into antibiotic charged strips for further growth. This test did not require any other specialized equipment and is likely to hit the market in about three months time.