molecular panel testing near AmarilloYour patient arrives at the emergency department via EMS. Your patient is a 35 year old male that is diaphoretic, blood pressure 90 palp, heart rate of 150, and a fleeting temperature. He is in and out of consciousness and unaware of his surroundings. Lactate level is sky high. What’s your stance as a provider? How can you fully help this patient before their condition deteriorates and worsens? At Pharmacogenetic Testing, we do not treat the patients for you. Those are not our decisions. Our job is to provide you with knowledge on how to treat the patient. How to fight an infection that has caused, even this particular patient, to go into septic shock. If you are a provider in Corpus Christi, TX, it’s important that you know how we can help you save your patient’s life. Pharmacogenetic Testing offers molecular panels that give you the ability to quickly and reliably diagnose and treat your patient appropriately.

What are Molecular Panels?

The molecular panels at our Texas testing lab are broken down into three categories; respiratory, gastrointestinal, and blood culture identifications. These 3 panels cover a total of 69 different types of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and even yeast. The following molecular panels are listed below and are often available after 1 hour of being sent to our lab:

Viruses Tested in Respiratory Panel:

● Adenovirus
● Coronavirus HKU1
● Coronavirus NL63
● Coronavirus 229E
● Coronavirus OC43
● Human Metapneumovirus
● Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
● Influenza A
● Influenza A/H1
● Influenza A/H1-2009
● Influenza A/H3
● Influenza B
● Parainfluenza 1
● Parainfluenza 2
● Parainfluenza 3
● Parainfluenza 4
● Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Bacteria Tested in Respiratory Panel
● Bordetella pertussis
● Chlamydophila pneumoniae
● Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Blood Culture Identification Panel
Gram + Bacteria
● Enterococcus
● Listeria monocytogenes
● Staphylococcus
○ Staphylococcus aureus
● Streptococcus
○ Streptococcus agalactiae
○ Streptococcus pyogenes
○ Streptococcus pneumoniae
Gram – Bacteria
● Enterobacteriaceae
● Enterobacter cloacae complex
● Escherichia coli
● Klebsiella oxytoca
● Klebsiella pneumoniae
● Proteus
● Serratia marcescens
● Acinetobacter baumannii
● Haemophilus influenza
● Neisseria meningitidis
● Pseudomonas aeruginosa
● Candida albicans
● Candida glabrata
● Candida krusei
● Candida parapsilosis
● Candida tropicalis
Antibiotic Resistance
● mecA – methicillin resistant
● vanA/B – vancomycin resistant
● KPC – carbapenem resistant
Gastrointestinal Panel
● Campylobacter (jejuni, coli and upsaliensis)
● Clostridium difficile (toxin A/B)
● Plesiomonas shigelloides
● Salmonella
● Yersinia enterocolitica
● Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vulnificus and cholerae)
○ Vibrio cholera
● Diarrheagenic E. coli/Shigella
● Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)
● Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)
● Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) lt/st
● Shiga-like toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2
○ coli O157
● Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)
● Cryptosporidium
● Cyclospora cayetanensis
● Entamoeba histolytica
● Giardia lamblia
● Adenovirus F 40/41
● Astrovirus
● Norovirus GI/GII
● Rotavirus A
● Sapovirus (I, II, IV and V)

What is Drug Gene Testing?

If you have a little bit more time, and the patient is more stable, drug gene testing is another feasible option at our Texas testing lab. Pharmacogenomics allows you to treat the patient with 100% certainty that the particular drug you are prescribing will be successful. Providers choose this option to save both time, money, and adverse reactions for the patient. These results typically come back between 32-48 hours, some of the fastest times in the nation! Imagine how much more successful treatments will be when you can guarantee their outcome? Drug gene testing is based on each individual’s’ genes and their reactions to each individual drug. This is why it is so accurate.

For more information about our Texas testing lab, or about life saving drug gene testing and molecular panels, give Pharmacogenetic Testing a call today. Offering services in the Corpus Christi, TX area, contact us today at (833) 749-5227.