PCR Testing for STI & STD Detection

 

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Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is becoming increasingly important for healthcare providers that test for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections. Unlike traditional tests, which rely on cultures to identify bacteria and viruses, PCR can directly detect small amounts of viral DNA or RNA in samples. This makes them ideal for identifying infections that are too recent for the body to have developed detectable antibodies. Additionally, unlike bacterial or viral culture testing methods, PCR does not require the pathogen to be alive. In other words, PCR techniques are an extremely reliable and accurate way to identify infections that may have otherwise gone undetected. This is especially important in the age of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drug-resistant viruses, where early detection and diagnosis are key to successful treatment.

PCR-Dx Diagnostic Lab performs all our testing in-house, we do not contract out any of our services. Most results are available in under 24 hours for all areas of the United States.

 

What pathogens does our PCR STI Panel detect?

Chlamydia Trachomatis
Gardnerella Vaginalis
Haemophilus Ducreyi
Herpes Simplex 1 & 2
Mycoplasma Genitalium
Mycoplasma Hominis

Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
Treponema Pallidum
Trichomonas Vaginalis
Ureaplasma Urealyticum
Endogenous Control

What are the benefits of PCR Testing of STDs and STIs?

Traditionally, testing for STIs has been difficult and labor-intensive. But thanks to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques, testing is now faster, easier, and more accurate than ever.

Here’s how PCR techniques are revolutionizing STI testing:

Faster Detection

PCR techniques can detect STIs (and other diseases) much earlier than other tests. This means that medical facilities can get results back quickly and take the necessary steps to treat patients and prevent the spread of disease.

Easier Sampling

PCR techniques don’t require samples to be taken at a specific time, which makes them easier to handle. Additionally, they don’t require samples to be kept alive, which eliminates the risk of contamination.

More Accurate Results

Our STD/STI testing panel is able to identify at least 11 different STI-related pathogens at once, which makes them more accurate and less labor-intensive.

PCR techniques are revolutionizing STI testing and making it easier for medical facilities to detect and treat STIs quickly and accurately. This is good news for public health and for patients who need accurate and timely results.

What are the advantages of using PCR-Dx Diagnostic Laboratory?

Our diagnostic laboratory specializes in Molecular PCR Testing and performs all our testing in-house. Results are typically available in under 24 hours.

Our testing methodologies don’t require the pathogen to be alive and doesn’t rely on an antibody reaction to identify disease. This eliminates the need for patient samples to be transported in a way that keeps pathogens alive for testing. Through the process of amplification, PCR can detect diseases with trace amounts of viral RNA or DNA which is an incredible advantage over other methodologies making it easier for healthcare providers to sometimes get days ahead with treatment options.

PCR-Dx invests heavily in research of this revolutionary molecular methodology. We prioritize patient safety while ensuring physician satisfaction services, while at the same time fostering long-term collaborative relationships with our clients. By partnering with PCR-DX, you are collaborating with one of the most efficient and effective labs in the nation. Please contact us today!