We are a clinical reference laboratory solely focused on the development and improvement of molecular diagnostics for respiratory illnesses, podiatry, wound care, urinary tract infections and Covid-19.

We now have COVID-19 testing available.

MDx Laboratory Services offers physicians involved in treating respiratory illnesses, podiatry, wound care, urinary tract infections and Covid-19 the highest level of molecular diagnostics testing to identify the causative pathogens present in a patient specimen.  MDx Laboratory Services is able to offer reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to identify viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens along with the presence of any bacteria resistant genes.  This cutting edge diagnostic technology allows physicians to target therapy specific to each patient and ultimately deliver better outcomes.
 
 

Diagnostic Tools

Micro Lab

A microbiological culture, or microbial culture, is a method of multiplying microbial organisms by letting them reproduce in predetermined culture medium under controlled laboratory conditions.  Culture medium or growth medium is a liquid or gel designed to support the growth of microorganisms. There are different types of media suitable for growing different types of cells.  It is crucial that specimen are quickly delivered to the lab to retain its integrity.  Since the advent of molecular diagnostics, this method is no longer considered the "gold standard".

DNA Testing via PCR

PCR has many advantages over traditional pathogen diagnostic methods, such as unbiased rather than pathogen-specific protocols, ability to detect difficult or non-culturable organisms, and ability to detect multiple infective agents of particular benefit in "biofilms".

 

These advantages and others such as improved turnaround times for lab reports, better accuracy at 99%.
 

Comprehensive Reporting with Accurate Identification

The comprehensive MDx Laboratory Services report available on the client login will include all detected pathogens, the bacterial load or percentage present of each pathogen in proportion to the total, and the presence of any bacteria resistant genes.  

With the most accurate identification of the pathogens and resistant genes in a patient sample, providers are able to quickly intervene and target therapy to deliver the best possible outcomes.

 

Clinical Information

Diagnostic Technologies for Pathogen Identification

Microbiology Culture

  • Nearly 200 years old

  • Results in 2-4 weeks

  • 60% accuracy

  • Identifies less than 1% of the known human pathogens

Reverse Transcriptase PCR

  • Modern technology

  • Results within 48 hours

  • 99% accuracy, limited to small panels of pathogens 

  • Bacteria resistant genes

DNA Testing vs. Culturing

Culturing             DNA Testing

2 to 4 weeks           2 to 5 days

1000 species        25000 species

60% accuracy       99% accuracy

200 yrs old            Cutting edge

No resistance        Identify resistance

Clinical Studies & Better Outcomes

The Advent of Molecular Diagnostics has led to the following Improvements in Patient Care

  • Rapid identification of causative pathogens

  • More targeted treatment options

  • Better outcomes

 

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