Molecular Lab Testing includes techniques, like PCR (polymerase chain reaction), that amplify trace amounts of DNA (or RNA) to quickly and accurately identify organisms in a specimen. The process uses the same types and amounts of specimens as traditional testing techniques, but with faster results.
The time from sample preparation to data analysis is approximately 6 hours as opposed to the 3-5 day process used in traditional culturing techniques. At HELIX, we publish results in Ovation (our secure portal) or deliver them directly to you using secure Fax technology for caregivers to view within 12 hours of specimen receipt.
Molecular Lab Testing is highly specific. It detects even a small amount of infection by looking closely at the DNA of the pathogen. It’s also highly sensitive, reducing the occurrence of false positives and false negatives. Improved sensitivity and specificity translate to better patient care and treatment plans.
Visit our Resources page to learn more about importance of rapid detection and treatment of infections, and more.
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