Suspected UTI Care Plan & Testing Instructions

By David Shafran, MD
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February 18, 2021

Thanks for choosing K Health and speaking with us today. We’re here to help you get the care you need. As discussed, I strongly suspect your child has a UTI and a urine culture is an important part of the treatment process. As such, I’ve ordered urine studies for your child. Once notified that they’ve been dropped off at the lab, we can start antibiotic treatment. Here are your next steps: 

  1. Visit a Quest or LabCorp near you as soon as possible. They have thousands of locations. It does not matter which location you choose, so pick wherever is most convenient or has the soonest availability. 
  2. As soon as you drop off the sample, return to the K Health app. Open your “Chats” tab and select the latest chat you were in with your doctor. You will answer a few follow up questions, then be connected to the next available provider who will be able continue helping you. 
  3. Share a photo of your receipt from the lab in the chat The doctor will then  send a prescription to your pharmacy. 
  4. Keep an eye out for a message from your K Health doctor in 24-48 hours with your test results. You can then rejoin the chat to speak with a doctor about the results, confirm the need for antibiotics, and make sure your child is on the right one.  

If you have any questions or issues along the way please email [email protected]

K Health articles are all written and reviewed by MDs, PhDs, NPs, or PharmDs and are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute and should not be relied on for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

David Shafran, MD

Dr. Shafran is a board-certified pediatrics physician. He joins K Health from the Cleveland Clinic, where he led a pediatrics practice and completed a fellowship in transplant ethics. He has completed multiple fellowships, including one in pediatric nephrology at Rainbow, Babies & Children's University Hospitals. He received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv and completed his medical residency at the Jacobi Medical Center.