WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR NEW PATIENTS?

We try to make the process for new patients as seamless as possible, but there are a few extra steps for a new patient to AAU.  Calling the UTI clinic at 410-295-0626 before your visit will help expedite this process. Additional information is required for new patients in order to ensure providers can safely prescribe […]

HOW LONG DO RESULTS TAKE TO COME BACK?

Results can take as little as 6 hours but may take as long as 36 hours. Specimens submitted before 11am are typically resulted the same day. Any specimen submitted after 11am will typically be resulted the following evening. Generally, a provider will call between 5pm-9pm with UTI clinic results. *If your insurance does not provide […]

CAN SOMEONE OTHER THAN THE PATIENT DROP OFF SAMPLE?

It is preferred that patients come to the UTI clinic themselves to complete required paperwork and submit a “fresh” clean caught urine sample. We understand that in certain circumstances this is not possible, and exceptions can be made when a patient is immobile or disabled. Please call the UTI clinic at 410-295-0626 to confirm that […]

CAN PATIENTS WITH FOLEY CATHETERS OR PATIENTS THAT PERFORM INTERMITTENT CATHETERIZATION USE THE UTI CLINIC?

YES…..For patients with foley catheters – urine should be obtained directly from the foley tubing (not the bag, which is contaminated with bacteria). The catheter can be plugged until urine is obtained from the foley tubing. Please allow extra time in the clinic if you have a foley catheter. For patients performing intermittent catheterization – […]

CAN MEN USE THE UTI CLINIC?

YES……………BUT UTIs in men are less common and often related to an underlying issue such as incomplete emptying related to an enlarged prostate, bladder stones, kidney stones, or prostatitis.  Because of this, additional screening may be required, and an office visit may be recommended to ensure resolution of an infection and evaluate any underlying causes.

WHY DO I NEED TO COME IN PERIODICALLY FOR AN OFFICE VISIT?

While the UTI clinic provides prompt treatment of bothersome episodic urinary tract infections, it does not take the place of ongoing, routine urologic care.   Additionally, when a patient has urinary symptoms,  microscopic or visible blood in the urine, but no infection has been detected, it is imperative that a patient is evaluated by a provider […]

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