Apollo Laboratory offers molecular testing utilizing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to identify a broad spectrum of pathogens which cause human infections.
Molecular testing yields numerous advantages over traditional infectious disease testing techniques, such as cultures, by identifying pathogens with unparalleled accuracy, speed, specificity and sensitivity. Utilization of this designed methodology and advancements in instrumentation allows our scientists to accomplish what could have taken days for an identification to a matter of hours.
Early identification of disease causing pathogens offers clinicians valuable diagnostic information to assist in detection, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and viral infections.
Advantages of Molecular Testing
- Early detection and identification of pathogens
- Rapid turnaround time
- Avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics
- Minimize false positives
- Drug resistance profiling
Apollo Laboratory GI Panel identifies both bacterial and viral infections in one day with one simple specimen.