Eric Johnson is the medical director of Bozeman Deaconess Wound and Hyperbaric Center. He is a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine and past president of the Wilderness Medical Society. Dr. Johnson sat down with us to explain the difference Next Generation DNA Sequencing from MicroGenDX has made for his practice in properly identifying and treating microbial infections.
“I’ve been be doing wound care at a couple of centers really since the middle 2000s,” he told us. “At that time, it was just standard swab culture. The data really didn’t ever seem to match what we were seeing or felt clinically. One needs to go to the next step, and so we obviously went to the Next-Gen Sequencing. Within 24 hours, we typically get a prelim back, and within 72 to 96 hours, I get my …
MicroGenDX was recently featured on LifeTime Television’s “The Balancing Act.” They had this to say:
“MicroGenDX’s Next Generation DNA Sequencing delivers precise data for the diagnosis of infections with accurate microbial identification. Compared to traditional culture labs, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) identifies 100 percent of the microbes within a sample with 99.9 percent accuracy. Plus, NGS detects antibiotic resistance genes for eight antibiotic classes, and delivers an antibiotic recommendations sheet.”
To read more, visit the Balancing Act at https://thebalancingact.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-next-generation-of-dna-sequencing/
Or visit MicroGenDX at microgendx.com
You can watch part of the episode in the video below, shared from The Balancing Act’s YouTube channel.
Dr. Timothy Hlavinka is a lifetime Texan who has become well known for excellence in the field of urology over his 20+ year career, most notably through his research in sexual health and hormone replacement therapy. In fact, he is the only Fellow for The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health in Texas. He has been selected for inclusion on the Texas Super Doctors list in 8 of the past 10 years.
Like most doctors, Dr. Hlavinka began his career using cultures to try and diagnose the cause of infections, and like most doctors, he found a frustrating lack of success using traditional cultures. However, he has now switched to using MicroGen DX for DNA based diagnostic testing, and he could not be happier.
“MicroGen is the best that’s happened in this space,” he told us, “and …
Board certified in both Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and Fellowship-trained in Female Urology Dr. Ginger Isom-Batz practices at Urology Clinics of North Texas in Dallas. She was kind enough to sit down and talk to us about her experience in using MicroGen DX to care for her patients, and the difference it has made over traditional cultures.
Right away Dr. Isom-Batz told us how getting better, more accurate information through MicroGen DX has caused her to rethink her previous trust in traditional culture methods.
“There were certainly a lot of times that we were pretty convinced somebody had some type of infection in their bladder,” Dr. Isom-Batz told us, “and the tests were coming out negative. What we found is through working with some of these tests [from MicroGen DX] that sometimes some of those patients …