Molecular Gastro (GI)
Gastroenteritis Pathogens are unidentified with conventional treatments.
GI infections can be viral, bacterial, or parasitic causing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. What’s most concerning is that according to CDC, GI-related deaths have significantly increased over recent years with patients having persistent symptoms requiring extensive evaluation.
What’s behind this increased rate?
Treatments for patients with serious symptoms include antibiotics or other conventional techniques depending on the suspected pathogen. These types of gastrointestinal diagnostic treatments pose limitations and often result in prolonged symptoms, repeated and subsequent testing, and even poor clinical outcomes.
Traditional lab tests are also labor-intensive and often lack the suitable sensitivity needed for effective results. Many also require strict collection techniques and variable transport media to preserve the specimen and minimize bacterial overgrowth.