Specialized Laboratories

Specialized Labs

Speciality: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pain Management, Oncology, Pediatrics

UTI PATHOGEN DETECTION :

Urinary Tract Infection is a very common bacteria I or fungal infection responsible for more than 15 million office and emergency room visits

each year in the United States. We now offer a new solution from our labs to pathogen detection in UTls, Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Urinary Tract Microbiota (qPCR). Using the latest molecular biology techniques and methods, our laboratories are able to use the genetic material of the pathogen (DNA, RNA) to accurately identify the species of the pathogen and to detect resistance genes expressed by the pathogen to certain pharmacotherapies. Verification data demonstrates qPCR is over 25% more accurate when compared to traditional culture-based methods of detection.

RESPIRATORY PATHOGEN DETECTION (RPP):

Respiratory tract infections (RTls) are the most common, and potentially most severe, of infections treated by health care practitioners. Lower RTls along with influenza, are the most common cause of death by infection in the United States. Identifying the causative pathogen(s)
rapidly and accurately is key in deciding on a proper treatment protocol. We now offer a new solution from our labs to pathogen detection in RTls,
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Respiratory Tract Microbiota.

Using the latest molecular biology techniques, our laboratories are able to use the genetic material of the pathogen (DNA, RNA) to accurately identify the
species of the pathogen.

TOXICOLOGY:

Our laboratories uses state of the art laboratory technique and the most advanced technology available, LC-MS/MS (Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry), to provide clear and accurate results with a rapid turnaround time.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS SCREENING:

Our laboratories’ Clinical Health & Wellness Profiles provide valuable insight to a patient’s health and nutrition through their comprehensive diagnostic profile.

The diagnostic profiles, which differ slightly for men and women, are an important part of routine checkups or, if deemed medically necessary, an annual wellness visit.

 

HEREDITARY CANCER SCREENING (CGX):

Over 1 Million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year. Of these diagnoses, approximately 5% of the genesis of the cancer is contributed to genetic factors. These hereditary cancers (which can include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, lynch syndrome, and others). have in common Cancer Predisposition Genes (CPGs) which are mutations passed on from generation to generation.

Our lab’s Hereditary Cancer Screen is able to detect the presence of these CPGs. So, what does a positive result mean? A positive result is not a diagnosis of cancer, nor does it mean that the patient will be diagnosed with cancer. A positive result simply means that a patient is genetically predisposed to a higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer than the general population. Having this information in hand, a clinician can be more diligent in the use of screening and detection techniques, with the hope of an earlier detection.

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