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Blood tests can be used to detect many STD’s. Current laboratory assays include blood culture (the current gold standard) and antigen tests. However, these assays tend to have limited sensitivity, and blood cultures may also have long turnaround times. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based detection of STD may prove to be a rapid and sensitive alternative.

PCR Rapid Screening:

Panel Results 24 hours Turnaround Time. It starts with PCR Rapid Screening, often with a turnaround time of only 24 hours from receipt of sample. The specimen is examined for the most commonly identified microbes of interest within the field of medicine serviced. Approximately 90% of PCR Rapid Screening samples are positive for at least one pathogenic microbe. Our PCR Level I for Urinary Tact Infection, Wound, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Women’s Health detects microbes, fungi, protozoa, and viruses listed on the lab request form. Scope is specific to 20 bacterial species and total bacterial load. Quantitative results on tissue and fluid samples. Semi-quantitative results on swab samples. We primer our tests to identify these microbes in our 24 hour Rapid Results:

Urinary Tract Infection

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Candida albicans
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Providencia stuartii
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • AmpC resistance
  • Carbapenem resistance
  • Macrolide resistance
  • Quinolone resistance
  • Fluoroquinolone resistance
  • Vancomycin resistance

Wound Care

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Candida albicans
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • AmpC resistance
  • Carbapenem resistance
  • Macrolide resistance
  • Quinolone resistance
  • Fluoroquinolone resistance
  • Vancomycin resistance

Women’s Health

  • Bacteroides fragilis
  •  Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Atopobium vaginae
  • Mobiluncus curtisii
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Prevotella bivia
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (group B)
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida krusei
  • Candida lusitaniae
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Trichomonas vaginali
  • Acinetobacter baumanni
  • Candida albican
  • Citrobacter freundi
  • Enterobacter aerogene
  • Enterobacter cloaca
  • Enterococcus faecali
  • Enterococcus faeciu
  • Escherichia col
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Morganella morgani
  • Proteus mirabili
  • Pseudomonas aeruginos
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticu
  • Streptococcus agalactia
  • AmpC resistanc
  • Carbapenem resistance
  • Macrolide resistance
  • Quinolone resistance
  • Fluoroquinolone resistance
  • Vancomycin resistance

Respiratory Pathogens

  • Viral Targets
  • Adenovirus Coronavirus HKU1
  • Coronavirus NL63
  • Coronavirus 229E
  • Coronavirus OC43
  • Human Metapneumovirus
  • Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza A/H1 o Influenza A/H3
  • Influenza A/H1-2009
  • Influenza B
  • Parainfluenza Virus 1
  • Parainfluenza Virus 2
  • Parainfluenza Virus 3
  • Parainfluenza Virus 4
  • Respiratory Syncytial
  • Virus Bacterial Targets
  • Bordetella parapertussis(IS1001)
  • Bordetella pertussis(ptxP)
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Gastrointestinal Pathogens

  • Bacteria
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium difficile (Toxin A/B)
  • Plesiomonas shigelloidesSalmonella
  • Yersinia enterocoliticaVibrio Diarrheagenic E.coli/Shigella
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli
  • Enteropathogenic E. coli
  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli
  • Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli
  • E. coli 0157
  • Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli Parasites
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba Histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia Viruses
  • Adenovirus F40/41
  • Astrovirus Norovirus GI/GII
  • Rotavirus A
  • Sapovirus (I, II, IV and V)