Which tests should be performed prior to initiating pyelonephritis empiric therapy?

Updated: Nov 04, 2020
  • Author: Mony Fraer, MD, MHCDS, FACP, FASN; Chief Editor: Thomas E Herchline, MD  more...
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Patients who are suspected of having pyelonephritis should have a urine culture and susceptibility test performed. [1] Empiric therapy should be adjusted based on the infecting uropathogen. [2, 1]


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