How are you preventing antibiotic resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat and we take it very seriously at Scanwell Health. In fact, it is one of the reasons why we developed our UTI test kit in the first place! 

Telemedicine has made medical care more convenient, cost effective, and accessible, but virtual diagnosis and treatment relies solely on patient-reported symptoms. Studies have shown that there is a 30-50% risk of over-treatment when diagnosing UTIs based on symptoms alone. 

By providing an at-home urine screening test for leukocytes and nitrites (a standard test already performed at clinics, urgent care, or emergency rooms), Scanwell Health enables safe and effective care via telemedicine. Clinicians combine the results of the urine screening test with a patient's medical history and symptoms to determine the best treatment plan. This may include referring the patient for in-person medical evaluation if the provider believes a urine culture is required before starting treatment.