PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a valuable molecular technique performed in a high complexity laboratory often used to accurately analyze pathogens’ genetic material. As a modern molecular biology lab, MHS Labs utilizes Real-Time PCR testing for pathogen identification as well as for the quantification and detection of bacteria, viruses, and antibiotic resistance. PCR testing is 3-5 times more sensitive than conventional culture techniques and allows MHS Labs to report accurate results for both pathogen identification and antibiotic resistance quickly
- The PCR test can take as little as 24-48 hours and is 99.8% accurate.
- The panel can be modified to test for dozens of pathogens
- Because PCR reveals antibiotic resistance, you can provide personalized treatment to every patient.