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Fungal Pathogen Detection

Fungal Pathogen Detection SERVICES OFFERED IN LOS ANGELES, CA

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Fungal Pathogen Detection
The clinical presentation of certain bacterial infections can mimic that of a fungal infection. This may present a troubling scenario that can lead to clinicians choosing ineffective treatment regimens.

Traditional culture techniques can take weeks, falling short in terms of specificity, sensitivity, and time-to-diagnosis. Using molecular methods offers several features that overcome the current shortcomings for the diagnosis of fungal infections. RT-PCR assays have detection limits of a few gene copies per reaction, providing the ability to detect a fraction of an organism. RT-PCR provides rapid pathogen detection and confirmation and can detect co-morbid pathogens that fail to grow by culture. Providing rapid results helps patients avoid unnecessary drug exposure by guiding physicians toward effective courses of treatment.

PATHMD offers an RT-PCR-based Fungal Detection Panel that detects 20 pathogens and 1 antibiotic resistance marker (mecA for Oxacillin resistance) from nail clippings or Wound Swabs (Copan eSwab) within 48 hours.


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Nail Pathogen Detection
Accurate and prompt identification of pathogens is key to proper treatment for patients suffering from a fungal infection. Foot and Nail fungal infection is estimated to occur in over a billion people each year. It is the cause of roughly 50% of nail deformities and effects approximately 14-18% of adults.

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Our Molecular Testing Services

PathMD provides a variety of comprehensive molecular PCR based solutions that provide rapid and precise pathogen identification. Antibiotic stewardship is enhanced by testing the most common antimicrobial resistance markers. Results are posted within 24 hours and provide clients with pertinent and clear information to develop treatment regimens.

PathMD is continually expanding our portfolio by offering clinical testing focused on specific specialties. Whether it be Gastroenterology, Urology, or Women’s Health, we strive to make it easier for physicians to trust our lab with most of their testing needs.

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