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May 25, 2021
urology uti

MicroGenDX Next-Generation Sequencing: The Next Frontier in Diagnosing and Treating Urologic Diseases

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) continue to pose a substantial healthcare burden worldwide and remain to be one of the most frequent infections seen globally. In the U.S., both adult male and female UTIs account for the most clinic visits every year. According to data gathered by the NIH, around 7 million annual clinic visits were due to UTIs, and there were more than 1 million UTI cases among children. UTIs also accounted for about 1 million urgent care visits and 100,000 hospitalization cases every year. Because UTIs are often treated empirically — where patients are often prescribed antibiotics without a […]
May 14, 2021
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It is Time to Modernize Standard Hospital Testing with Next-Generation Sequencing

Next-generation sequencing is more effective, efficient, and designed to put patient well-being first compared to microbiology cultures. In healthcare, efficacy and speed are cardinal factors determining courses of analysis, diagnosis, and treatment. However, infectious disease diagnostics, microbiological culture technology — a method dating back 160 years— is still the standard method for determining types and quantities of organisms. However, next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a newer and more accurate method employed by MicroGenDX to generate accurate life-changing — and often life-saving — results in a short timeframe to better suit patient outcomes. Originating from advancements in DNA sequencing, MicroGenDX NGS takes […]
April 30, 2021

Next-Generation Sequencing Helps Clinicians Win the War Against Biofilm Infections

Chronic infection and chronic non-healing wounds are devastating to the patient, a challenge to the healthcare provider, and costly to the healthcare system. Quite often, the culprit is biofilm. Biofilm is a thin coating consisting of bacteria embedded in a moist, adhesive matrix covering living tissues and indwelling medical devices like catheters, stents, pacemakers, and prosthetics. This matrix protects the organism, making it resistant to phagocytosis by white blood cells and killing by antibiotics. Biofilms are a huge medical problem because they make bacterial infections extremely difficult to diagnose and treat. Biofilm and Antibiotic Tolerance/Resistance According to a study in […]
April 19, 2021
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MicroGenDX’s Next Generation Sequencing is a Clinician’s Best Tool

MicroGenDX Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) reports are the fastest and least expensive available today, providing clinicians with easy access to the most advanced microbial analysis technology Nearly 80,000 doctors and medical professionals depend on next generation sequencing by the MicroGenDX laboratory to identify and treat chronic bacterial and fungal infections in patients, analyzing precise data that impacts the speed and efficacy of treatments. MicroGenDX’s NGS is a form of molecular diagnostics that extracts DNA from a sample to look for the presence of more than 50,000 species of bacteria and fungi in its database, ensuring representation of viruses and parasites […]
July 30, 2020

“I would say, It SAVED a Life.” Patient Testimonial (Robert Taylor)

We had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Robert Taylor, a former prostatitis sufferer, to hear about his journey to healing. This is Robert’s story. “I suffered from prostatitis for probably the better part of two and a half years. I have to be honest with you, I would rather be stabbed again as a police officer in the line of duty than deal with prostatitis.” Robert Taylor laughed at his own comment, amused that such an absurd statement could be the truth, but for Robert and many like him, this was the truth. Robert is a retired police officer and veteran of the military, and he had […]
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