New point of care UTI tests not ready yet according to NICE

24th May 2023

Newer point-of-care tests for UTIs that give faster and more accurate results including antibiotic sensitivities could improve outcomes and reduce the risk of antimicrobial resistance. NICE felt that the tests are in the early stages of development and research is still being done. Uncertainties in the current evidence mean it is difficult to assess the risks and benefits of early routine use in the NHS while further evidence is generated.

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