Molecular genetics is a dynamic and transformative area of diagnostics, leading to insights in research and treatment in many disease states that are revolutionizing health care.
Molecular diagnostics identify and quantify the presence of genetic material or proteins associated with a specific health condition or disease, helping to uncover the underlying mechanisms of disease and enabling clinicians to tailor care at an individual level - facilitating the practice of "personalized medicine." We must often go to the molecular level to understand the many ways in which diseases can develop within an individual.
Molecular diagnostics is a broad term describing a class of diagnostic tests that assess a person's health literally at a molecular level, detecting and measuring specific genetic sequences in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA) or the proteins they express. Molecular diagnostics identify gene, RNA, and protein variations that shed light on whether a specific person is predisposed to have a disease, whether they actually have a disease, or whether a certain treatment option is likely to be effective for a specific disease. These tests also can detect and quantify the presence of specific viruses, bacteria, or types of cells.
ADVANTA MOLECULAR GENETIC TESTS
|BLOOD CULTURE PATHOGENS Sample Type: Positive Blood Culture|
|Antimicrobial Resistance Genes||
mecA – methicillin resistance
vanA/B – vancomycin resistance
KPC – carbapenem resistance
|GASTROINTESTINAL PATHOGENS Sample Type: Stool in Cary Blair|
Campylobacter (jejuni, coli and upsaliensis)
Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B)
Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vulnificus and cholerae)
|Diarrheagenic e. Coli/Shigella||
Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st
Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
E. coli O157
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)
Sapovirus (I, II, IV & V)
|MENINGITIS/ENCEPHALITIS PATHOGENS Sample Type: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)|
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)
Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2)
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
|RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal swabs|
Parainfluenza Virus 1
Parainfluenza Virus 2
Parainfluenza Virus 3
Parainfluenza Virus 4
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
|WOMEN'S HEALTH PATHOGENS Sample Type: Vaginal swabs|
Our molecular diagnostic testing menu is divided into panels designed to help clinicians identify the cause of the most common infection diseases affecting women's health.
||Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation
that results from the overgrowth of one of several
types of bacteria normally present in the vagina,
upsetting the natural balance of vaginal bacteria.
||The Candida plus assay detects a wide variety
of fungal species common in vaginal yeast infections,
nosocomial fungal infections, and opportunistic
infections of immunocompromised patients.
||The Resolve panel detects the pathogens most
commonly associated with vaginitis
(bacterial, fungal, and parasitic).
Samples negative for this panel can be reflexed
to our Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida Plus, and
Urogen plus panels to isolate the cause of infection.
||Our HPV-HR assay detects 14 high risk HPV
types including HPV 16/18 which are most
common causes of cervical cancer.
||Our STD-6 panel detects 6 common STD
pathogens. These pathogens vary greatly
in treatability, re-lapse rates, and in
complications arising from infection.
||Our UroGen Plus panel covers a variety of
microorganisms primarily responsible for infections
of the genital and urinary tracts. Secondary
complications exist which can impact pregnancy and fertility.
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