Molecular Diagnostics enables the analysis of various disease states at the genomic and proteomic level; providing unparalleled testing accuracy and specificity. Infection Management is a major application for this technology, where microorganisms are individually identified by their genomic signatures. Doctors are commonly called upon to treat various infections. Without a reliable and accurate tool, clinicians are often put in a difficult position when asked to design an effective and targeted treatment plan.
Our infection management program in molecular diagnostics provides:
  • Multiplexed detection of common pathogens from a single sample. Applications include respiratory infections, gastrointestinal pathogens, and wound infections*.
  • FDA approved and gold standard technologies with greater than 95% sensitivities and specificities.
  • Rapid turnaround of results; within 24 hours from shipment of sample (excluding courier shipment delays) for most applications.

An Understanding of Genetics Can Help

Leading institutions have all spoken out about the benefits of genetic testing and how it can revolutionize drug therapies. By understanding a patient's unique genetic makeup, clinicians are empowered to make even more precise decisions regarding a patient's medication management.

Learn more about the link between genetics and medications:

AMA: What is Pharmacogenomics
US FDA: Understanding Precision Medicine
US FDA Blog: Launching of PrecisionFDA to Promote PMI
US FDA: Table of Pharmacogenomic Markers in Drug Labels

The Impact of Genetics is Real

The FDA has acknowledged a number of genetic markers, but the institutions that use them discover more every day. From the American Heart Association for drugs commonly used in cardiovascular disease management (Coumadin, Plavix, and Lipitor), to the American Psychiatric Association for various antidepressants and antipsychotics used in management of behavioral health (Xanax, Nortriptyline, and Adderall), and the American Academy of Pain Medicine for proper drug selection and dosing of potent opioids and other analgesics (Codeine, Ibuprofen, and Methadone), the impact of genetics is vast.

Implementation Is Easy as 1-2-3

Applying medication management in daily practice is as easy as 1-2-3:
1
Get a Genetic Test: Find out what the patient's pertinent genetic characteristics are that can impact their response to medications.

2
Consult References/Pharmacist: Understand the options available given the patient's genetics. What drugs are safe and effective, and at what doses?

3
Apply Modifications to Therapy: Considering all this information, coupled with the patient's medical history, identify the most suitable course of action.

An Understanding of Genetics Can Help

Leading institutions have all spoken out about the benefits of genetic testing and how it can revolutionize drug therapies. By understanding a patient's unique genetic makeup, clinicians are empowered to make even more precise decisions regarding a patient's medication management.