Knowing now means you’ll be treated earlier and more appropriately, helping you get well sooner!

Knowing now means you’ll be treated earlier and more appropriately, helping you get well sooner!

Knowing now means you’ll be treated earlier and more appropriately, helping you get well sooner!

Knowing now means you’ll be treated earlier and more appropriately, helping you get well sooner!

Learn more about molecular testing now!

Most people who visit a doctor for flu-like symptoms are not actually tested for the infections that can cause these symptoms, but are treated on symptoms alone. Without diagnosing the real cause of these symptoms, patients may not receive the most appropriate treatment.

Molecular testing can provide your doctor with rapid and accurate diagnosis of infections that are causing your respiratory symptoms; this means your doctor can make the right treatment decisions, fast.

Click on the buttons below to learn how molecular technology can get you a proper diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment.

Rapid Molecular Testing

See how Rapid Molecular Testing can bring both accuracy and speed to diagnosing illness.

Influenza

Know in less than 15 minutes if it's the Flu.

Strep Throat

When your throat is on fire, you want rapid relief. Know now if Strep Throat is the cause.

RSV

Find out if Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the cause of your illness.

What is Rapid Molecular Testing?

New possibilities

When you or someone you care about is sick and you seek treatment, a test is often used to figure out what is “bugging you” on the inside.

There are many different kinds of tests and some have been around for a long time. Now, there is an exciting new technology known as “rapid molecular testing” which provides more accurate answers.

Viruses and bacteria are unique

All viruses and bacteria have their own unique DNA and RNA. A rapid molecular test can find and use that DNA and RNA to tell you what kind of infection is present – even if there is only a small amount.

How it works

A sample will be taken, perhaps by swabbing the inside of your nose or throat. The rapid molecular test then examines the sample, looking for the DNA and RNA of the virus or bacteria contained in the sample. The test will then tell you if you have an infection or not. Results are obtained quickly, often in minutes.

Facts to know about rapid molecular testing

  • A rapid molecular test looks for and uses the DNA or RNA of the virus or bacteria even if there is only a small amount present.
  • It can detect viruses or bacteria older types of testing might miss.
  • Because it's the latest advanced technology, rapid molecular tests cost more but provide confidence with treatment decisions.
What's bugging you?

Excuse me. Can I bug you for a minute?

Working the bugs out

Symptoms of the dreaded influenza or “flu” may include fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. These symptoms usually start bugging you soon after you catch the flu virus and most last less than a week. Seasonal flu outbreaks usually begin suddenly and occur mainly in the late fall and winter.

The flu can lead to pneumonia or sinus infections, and existing health problems such as asthma or heart failure can become even worse. Complications of the flu can be life-threatening.

The latest technology: rapid molecular testing for the flu

A new kind of test has been developed that can quickly and more accurately tell if you have the flu. It’s called a rapid molecular test and it works by finding the RNA molecules of the flu virus.

Answers to what’s bugging you

The new rapid molecular test for flu takes less than 15 minutes and is highly accurate. Diagnosing flu early allows you to get the proper treatment and helps prevent the spread of flu to others.

Finding out if it's the flu is important

  • If detected early, antiviral medications may be given to reduce symptoms.
  • It can determine how you are treated. Antibiotics only work on bacteria, not flu viruses, so you shouldn’t take antibiotics for the flu.
  • It can help prevent the spread of the flu virus.

Facts to know about rapid molecular testing

  • A rapid molecular test looks for the RNA of the flu virus. It can detect the flu even if there is only a small amount present.
  • It can detect flu viruses that older types of testing might miss.
  • Because it's the latest advanced technology, rapid molecular tests cost more but provide confidence with treatment decisions.
Results in Minutes!

I have a sore subject to discuss with you.

It is a sore subject

When your throat is on fire, you want rapid relief. But first, it is important to know if it is caused by a virus or bacteria so you can be treated properly.

What causes a sore throat?

If you have been performing as a fire-breather in the traveling circus, this could be the reason. While the most common cause of a sore throat is from a virus, it can also be caused by bacteria. When it is due to bacteria, it’s most likely to be “strep throat”— so named for Streptococcus pyogenes.

A strep throat infection can be very serious— even life-threatening. This bug produces toxins that can destroy red blood cells and in some people, especially children, it can develop into scarlet fever, rheumatic heart disease, or kidney disease. So if strep throat bacteria are present, you should be treated quickly and aggressively with antibiotics.

The latest technology: rapid molecular testing for strep

A new kind of test has been developed that can quickly and more accurately tell if you have strep throat. It’s called a rapid molecular test and it works by finding the DNA molecules of strep throat bacteria.

Finding out the cause of your sore throat is important

  • Rapid molecular testing can help determine if your sore throat is caused by bacteria or a virus.
  • This is very important because taking antibiotics will not help if you have a virus and can cause unwanted side effects.
  • A diagnosis of strep throat requires a prompt and complete course of treatment.

Facts to know about rapid molecular testing

  • A rapid molecular test looks for the DNA of the “strep throat” bacteria and can detect it even if there is only a small amount present.
  • It can detect viruses or bacteria older types of testing might miss.
  • Because it's the latest advanced technology, rapid molecular tests cost more but provide confidence with treatment decisions.
Sore Throat

You can catch me flying around.

It’s in the air

Respiratory syncytial virus or “RSV” causes an infection of the lungs and breathing passages.

RSV spreads rapidly from droplets when someone coughs or sneezes. In children and especially premature babies, RSV can be very serious and can lead to greater illness. Adults who have RSV might have all the symptoms of a common cold—a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, headache, fever, and just not feeling well.

RSV is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children and spreads quickly through schools and childcare centers. RSV infections tend to occur in epidemics lasting from late fall through early spring. Symptoms usually last a week but can continue on for several weeks. Infection spread may be minimized by washing hands and cleaning surfaces. Children who have cold symptoms should be kept away from younger siblings until well.

The latest technology: rapid molecular testing for RSV

A new kind of test has been developed that can quickly and more accurately tell if you have RSV. It’s called a rapid molecular test and it works by finding the RNA molecules of the RSV virus.

Finding out if it is RSV is important

  • If detected early, medications may be given to reduce symptoms and help prevent the spread of the RSV virus.
  • It can determine how you are treated. Antibiotics only work on bacteria, so you should not take antibiotics for RSV.

Facts to know about rapid molecular testing

  • A rapid molecular test looks for the RNA of the RSV virus. It can detect RSV even if there is only a small amount present.
  • It can detect RSV virus that older types of testing might miss.
  • Because it's the latest advanced technology, rapid molecular tests cost more but provide confidence with treatment decisions.
RSV
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