NBC Today Show: Aperiomics Role in Helping a Family Uncover the Root Cause of Chronic Urinary Tract Infection

After helping more than 1,000 patients solve their medical mysteries, NBC’s Today Show featured one of our success stories.  Please take a moment to watch Dr. Crystal Icenhour explain how Aperiomics is  advancing healthcare and revolutionizing microbial testing.

The Today Show segment focuses on a mother and her 3-year-old daughter who suffered from  4 strep infections in 6 months. After a round of antibiotics her little girl started experiencing Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) symptoms. Unfortunately, being a young toddler, she could not communicate the extensive pain she was in for months.

Her discomfort was so bad “if she wasn’t held, she would scream” says her mother. She could no longer stand to play, be outside, or enjoy any of the common joys of being her age. After seeing a few local physicians, they suggested that it may be a Urinary Tract Infection. Again, due to her age, she could not effectively communicate her symptoms. They ran several UTI tests, and to the family’s dismay, nothing came up wrong.  Previous test had found no red flags or infection was identified.

Searching for Answers

After some online research was conducted, her mother found Aperiomics through a Urinary Tract Infection blog post of a past patient’s success.  There were few options left and her symptoms were worsening. She was impressed by Aperiomics’ long standing partnerships with prominent Urinary Tract Infection organizations, so she ordered a urine sample kit for her suffering daughter. 14 days later, Aperiomics’ Xplore-PATHOSM testing revealed some unusual results, so her physician utilized our free, complimentary post-report consultation with one of our infectious disease experts on staff. Here, Aperiomics’ was able to explain the context of the report and arm her physician with new, contextual information that helped them create the appropriate treatment plan. Without the Aperiomics’ Xplore-PATHOSM test, this infection would have continued under the radar, hidden from traditional testing methods. According to her mother, “ she was back to normal health, happy, and playing within 3 days”.

“ She had low levels of an unusual Prevotella bacteria causing her Urinary Tract Infection. Aperiomics was able to identify  these low levels that would not  have been found by other Urinary Tract Infection tests.”, her mother told us in a post- treatment follow up.

What constitutes a Urinary Tract Infection?

A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common infection of the urinary system. The urinary system is the body’s natural drainage system. Removing nitrogenous waste and excess water. It includes the kidneys, two ureters, a bladder, and a urethra. The bladder collects and stores urine while the urethra carries urine from your bladder out of the body. A Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is the second most common type of infection in the body. UTIs effect both women and men of all age groups.

Do I need to be Tested?

The current method of testing for Urinary Tract Infections  are out dated. Leading to more chronic infections in other parts of the urinary tract. When it comes to diagnosing the cause of a reoccurring  urinary tract infection, finding out what happens in the biome of your urinary system may be complicated The Xplore-PATHO Urine collection kit is the gold standard for cases like this. The Xplore- PATHO Urine collection kit can identify every bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite known to modern science.