Clostridium Difficle toxin A/B
GPP is a multiplexed nucleic acid test intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and identification of multiple viral, parasitic, and bacterial nucleic acids in human stool specimens from individuals with signs and symptoms of infectious colitis or gastroenteritis.
Many pathogens, including bacteria, parasites, and viruses can cause infectious diarrhea. Previously, many of the pathogens responsible could only be isolated using traditional techniques such as stool culture or ova and parasite exam that were often time consuming and lacked sensitivity. To improve the detection of intestinal pathogens, our laboratory provides Multiplexed PCR, FDA-cleared testing with an overall sensitivity and specificity of 98.5% and 99.3%, respectively. Rapid and accurate diagnostic testing for gastrointestinal pathogens may help identify which patients to isolate or cohort faster and determine if antibiotic therapy is appropriate. The misdiagnosis and mistreatment of GI infections can have serious clinical implications. Incorrect diagnosis and treatment translate into an increased risk of morbidity and mortality, particularly for patients at risk, such as infants, the elderly, and immunocompromised patients.The administration of inappropriate antibiotic therapy increases patient susceptibility to super infections. Antibiotic misuse also contributes to the risk of developing antibiotic resistance, an increasing public health concern recently identified by the WHO as a global health security threat.
Determining the microbial cause of an infectious disease has been described by the Institute of Medicine as the cornerstone of effective disease control and prevention. A fast diagnosis can ensure that proper treatment is administered in a timely manner. Delayed treatment of upper respiratory infections can increase the risk of progression to the lower respiratory tract and development of pneumonia, whereas early use of antivirals has been associated with more rapid viral clearance, reduced symptoms, reduced progression to pneumonia, and reduced mortality. By reducing the use of antibiotics, accurate diagnoses can help decrease the rate of antibiotic resistance.
A proper diagnosis yields many patient and physician benefits, such as;
Results available within 2 hours
Enteroxigenic E. Coli LT/ST
Enteroaggregative E. coli
Enteropathogenic E. coli
Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli
E. coli O157
Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli
Parainfluenza (PIV 1)
Parainfluenza (PIV 2)
Parainfluenza (PIV 3)
Parainfluenza 1 (PIV 4)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Influenza AH1 2009
Simultaneously detect and identify multiple bacterial, viral, and parasitic pathogens in a single test, with results available the same day.
GeneX Laboratory PC Molecular Genetics & Diagnostics
Sapovirus (I, II, IV and V)
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