DNA-based Infectious Disease Detection
iGenomeDx provides the faster and accurate method to detect infectious agent. A simple swab-based test to identify the commonly occurring infectious agents including bacteria and viruses. This test is atmost important in pediatric care and hospital-acquired infection detection. Often it is difficult to distinguish the agent of infection: bacterial or viral. Bacterial infection can be treated using the antibiotics whereas no generic medication is helpful in viral infection. Incorrect diagnosis may lead to unnecessary medication regimen which should be most definitely avoided.
Unique DNA fragment (primer) of the pathogens is used to uniquely identify the presence of respective DNA which in turn confirms the presence/absence of the pathogen. This primer-based method uniquely identifies the pathogen giving the most accurate diagnostic of the infectious disease.
BENEFITS OF TESTING VIA DNA-BASED METHOD
Accuracy. Can identify a specific pathogen or at a minimum, distinguish between bacterial and viral infections
Rapid Diagnostic. DNA-based method can test the patient speciemen for multiple pathogen with much faster speed than culture based methodology traditionally used in the current clinical setting.
Avoid Unecessary Medication. Peditric Care is often striving to reduce the use of undesirable medication for children.
Hospital-Acquired Infection. Often infection accuired due to stay in hospital are detected after the 48 hourrs of discharge. The suggested DNA test on discharge may help early detection. This may reduce the discomfort caused to the patient and help improve the performace and ratings of the hospital.