Genetics Testing - Molecular

Molecular Genetics

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.


BLOOD CULTURE PATHOGENS Sample Type: Positive Blood Culture
Panels Pathogens Detected
Antimicrobial Resistance Genes
mecA – methicillin resistance
vanA/B – vancomycin resistance
KPC – carbapenem resistance
Panels Pathogens Detected
Campylobacter (jejuni, coli and upsaliensis)
Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B)
Plesiomonas shigelloides
Yersinia enterocolitica
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)
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Entamoeba histolytica
Giardia lamblia
Adenovirus F40/41
Norovirus GI/GII
Rotavirus A
Sapovirus (I, II, IV & V)
Panels Pathogens Detected
Haemophilus influenzae
Listeria monocytogenes
Neisseria meningitidis
Streptococcus agalactiae
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)
Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2)
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)
Human parechovirus
Varicella zoster virus (VZV)
Cryptococcus neoformans/gattii
RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS Sample Type: Nasopharyngeal swabs
Panels Pathogens Detected
Bordetella pertussis
Chlamydophila pneumoniae
Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Coronavirus HKU1
Coronavirus NL63
Coronavirus 229E
Coronavirus OC43
Human Metapneumovirus
Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
Influenza A/H1
Influenza A/H3
Influenza A/H1-2009
Influenza B
Parainfluenza Virus 1
Parainfluenza Virus 2
Parainfluenza Virus 3
Parainfluenza Virus 4
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
WOMEN'S HEALTH PATHOGENS Sample Type: Vaginal swabs
Panels Pathogens Detected
Women's Health
Atopobium vaginae
Bacteroides fragilis
Candida albicans
Candida dubliniensis
Candida glabrata
Candida krusei
Candida parapsilosis
Candida tropicalis
Chlamydia trachomatis
Gardnerella vaginalis
Mobiluncus curtisii
Mobiluncus mulieris
Mycoplasma genitalium
Mycoplasma hominis
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Prevotella bivia
Trichomonas vaginalis
Ureaplasma parvum
Ureaplasma urealyticum

Molecular Diagnostics

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.

Panels Pathogens Detected Description
Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Mobiluncus mulieris
  • Mobiluncus curtisii
  • Atopobium vaginae
  • Prevotella bivia
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.
Candida Plus
  • C. albicans
  • C. krusei
  • C. glabrata
  • C. parapsilosis
  • C. tropicalis
  • C. dubliniensis
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.
  • Gardenerella vaginalis
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Mobiluncus mulieris
  • Mobiluncus curtisii
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.
  • Human Papillomavirus
Our HPV-HR assay detects 14 high risk HPV
types including HPV 16/18 which are most
common causes of cervical cancer.
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Neisseria gonorrhea
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
Our STD-6 panel detects 6 common STD
pathogens. These pathogens vary greatly
in treatability, re-lapse rates, and in
complications arising from infection.
UroGen Plus
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Ureaplasma parvum
  • Mycoplasma hominis
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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