Our Molecular Pathogen Solution 

It’s critical to know which antibiotics will be effective against the particular pathogen (i.e., disease-causing agent) causing the problem. This means that (1) the species (and strain) of bacteria (or other pathogen) must be identified and (2) the drugs most effective at inhibiting their growth must be determined. Today, a culture and sensitivity test is the most common means by which Physicians identify and combat viruses, bacteria, and parasites. This method has been utilized for the last 165 years. Physicians often wait 4-5 days to get results back from the Lab. Also, this methodology has proven to be grossly ineffective in determining which pathogens are resistant to antibiotics. Unfortunately, these limitations can result in prolonged symptoms, repeated and subsequent testing and poor clinical outcomes. NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies offers a superior solution that eliminates these complexities so providers can efficiently and accurately treat patients .

  • Detects Polymicrobial Infections at Once
  • Detects Pathogens That Can’t Be Cultured
  • Provides an Accurate Diagnosis Within 24 hours
  • Unaffected By Concurrent Antibiotic Use
  • Decreases Additional Unnecessary Diagnostic Testing
  • Ease in Specimen Collection (Swab or Stool)
  • Identifies Antibiotic Resistance without Additional Testing
  • Improves Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Reduces Unnecessary Drug Exposure and Adverse Events
  • Decreases Patient Risks
  • Eliminates Subjectivity and Improves Clinical Confidence
  • Improves Patient Satisfaction

SERVICES

RespiraPath

UriPath

GastroPath

WoundPath

ResistantPath

RespiraGene

PreventRX

RespiraCF

Clinical Background

NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies specializes in customizing molecular diagnostic panels to accurately detect and quantify pathogens within 12-24 hours of specimen arrival at the lab. Conventional culture testing methods can take several days to weeks to result and are 3-5X less sensitive than results produced by molecular diagnostic pathogen testing. Delayed diagnosis and treatment leads to increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. Eliminate subjectivity and improve patient care by utilizing the most advanced technology available at NCF. NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies offers a superior solution that eliminates these complexities so providers can efficiently and accurately treat patients.

Technology NCF Diagnostics utilizes Real-Time PCR for pathogen identification, quantification & detection of antibiotic resistance. PCR is a molecular technique performed in a high complexity laboratory and can be used to precisely analyze the genetic material of pathogens. This advanced technology is 3-5X more sensitive than conventional culture and allows NCF to report both pathogen identification and antibiotic resistance testing results within 12-24 hours of specimen arrival at the lab.


Clinical Advantages

*Detects Polymicrobial Infections at Once           *Identifies Antibiotic Resistance without Additional Testing

*Detects Pathogens That Can’t Be Cultured        *Improves Antibiotic Stewardship

*Provides an Accurate Diagnosis Within 24hrs  *Reduces Unnecessary Drug Exposure and Adverse Events

*Unaffected By Concurrent Antibiotic Use           *Decreases Patient Risks

*Decreases Additional Unnecessary Diagnostic Testing 

*Eliminates Subjectivity and Improves Clinical Confidence

*Ease in Specimen Collection (Swab or Stool) *Improves Patient Satisfaction


Test Menu

Bacteria

Parasites

Viruses


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