• Bordetella spp.

Cutting-Edge PCR Test for Bordetella spp.

Medical diagnostic advancements have given us a variety of sophisticated tests that empower health care providers with accurate, timely, and comprehensive information. Among these, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test stands out as a cornerstone of modern molecular diagnostic tests. Advanta Genetics offers accurate and reliable PCR testing for Bordetella spp. and other respiratory infections to people and doctors in Tyler, Texas. We offer this test as part of a complete PCR respiratory panel to accurately determine the exact cause of illness from the start.

Advanta Genetics team working on PCR samples

Advanta Genetics team working on PCR samples inside their laboratory in Tyler, Texas

Understanding Bordetella spp.

Bordetella species are Gram-negative bacteria responsible for a range of respiratory infections, including whooping cough (pertussis), bronchitis, and other upper respiratory tract infections. Rapid and accurate detection of Bordetella spp. is crucial for appropriate patient management, especially in cases of pertussis, which can be life-threatening, particularly in infants.

The Advanta Genetics Difference

Advanta Genetics is at the forefront of molecular diagnostics, and our PCR panel for respiratory illnesses is no exception. One of the bacterial infections we can identify is Bordetella spp., and our state-of-the-art test offers several advantages that medical providers should consider when choosing a diagnostic tool:

  • High Sensitivity and Specificity: The Advanta Genetics PCR test for Bordetella spp. offers exceptional sensitivity and specificity. It can detect even small amounts of bacterial DNA, reducing the likelihood of false negatives and ensuring accurate diagnoses.
  • Rapid Results: Time is often of the essence in healthcare. Advanta Genetics' test provides rapid results, enabling healthcare providers to initiate appropriate treatment promptly.
  • Versatility: The PCR test for Bordetella spp. is versatile and can be performed on a range of specimen types, including nasopharyngeal swabs, sputum, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. This versatility ensures that healthcare providers can adapt to different patient scenarios and needs.
  • Minimal Risk of Contamination: The PCR process is highly sensitive to contamination. Advanta Genetics employs rigorous quality control measures to minimize this risk, ensuring the accuracy and reliability of results.
  • User-Friendly Reporting: Advanta Genetics offers user-friendly and comprehensive reporting, making it easier for medical providers to interpret and communicate results to patients.

Clinical Applications

Medical providers can use the Advanta Genetics PCR test for Bordetella spp. in a variety of clinical scenarios:

  • Pertussis Diagnosis: Timely diagnosis of pertussis is essential to initiate appropriate treatment and minimize transmission risks, especially in healthcare settings and communities involving infants.
  • Bronchitis and Respiratory Tract Infections: Accurate identification of Bordetella spp. as the causative agent in respiratory infections helps healthcare providers make informed decisions about treatment and infection control measures.
  • Treatment Monitoring: For patients undergoing treatment, regular PCR testing can help monitor the bacterial load and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic interventions.
Provider helping patient


In the dynamic landscape of healthcare, staying updated with the latest diagnostic technologies is essential for providing the best care to patients. Advanta Genetics' PCR test for Bordetella spp. is a prime example of how molecular diagnostics are advancing.

With its high sensitivity, rapid results, and versatility, this test equips medical providers in the Tyler, Texas area with a powerful tool to combat respiratory infections. Plus, our easy-to-read report ensures that there is no confusion about the diagnosis, making the path to treatment that much faster.

By choosing this test, Tyler-area healthcare professionals can ensure that their patients receive the prompt and effective care they deserve, ultimately leading to improved outcomes and a healthier community.

Click here to learn more and get in touch at 903 805-9955 or advanta@aalabs.com.


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