Real-Time Molecular PCR Technology Testing for Pathogen Identification
Targeted Treatments, Better Outcomes
Utilizing Next Generation DNA Sequencing technologies to identify causative microbes within patient samples. We provide physicians and their patients with the most advanced molecular based microbial testing available. The system of molecular diagnostics dramatically reduces the chance for errors in specimen collection, handling, stability, and time to analysis. According to the Guidelines set out by the American Society for Microbiology, microbiological interpretation depends entirely on the quality of the specimen submitted for analysis. Specimen management directly affects patient care and patient outcomes, influences therapeutic decisions, impacts hospital infection control, impacts patient length of stay, hospital and laboratory costs, and influences laboratory efficiency.
We live in the era of precise DNA-based forensics, and of whole genome sequencing, and patients will be best served when we mobilize these resources for the prompt and accurate diagnoses of bacterial disease. Currently. only Next-Gen Sequencing (NGS) can detect all of the microbes who are living at the site of the infection.
Science Driven – Science has proven that less than 1% of all microbes can be detected by traditional culture.
Time & Temperature – PCR and NGS do not have the same limitations of time and temperature as culture.
Importance of Media Used – Wrong media was used: If the microbes are anaerobes, they are extremely difficult to grow in desired conditions and will not grow in “normal” agar environments
Molecular Diagnostics of PCR and NGS is used to identify the microbes by extracting the microbial DNA within each sample. In the PCR Test Level I we detect a precise number of microbes typically known to cause the specific infection. We also identify Antibiotic resistance gene markers and deliver the overall bacteria load. After identification, DNA is extracted and used with an NGS Test or Level II to match the DNA sequence codes to a national data base of 25,000 known microbes.