April 21, 2022
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS (UTIs) are a common outpatient infection, especially in women aged over 65 years. At least 1 in 2 women will have a UTI in her lifetime. In all, 20% to 40% of these women will have 1 recurrence, and, of those, up to 50% will go on to have multiple recurrences.1,2 The gold-standard diagnostic tool for UTI is urine culture, a technology that relies upon the ability of the causative organism(s) to grow in artificial conditions. The problem with culture is that many organisms that cause symptomatic urinary tract infections will not grow on standard culture medium, […]
January 4, 2022
As COVID-19 cases continue to spike throughout the Roaring Fork Valley since the omicron variant made its presence known in mid-December….the Free COVID-19 Testing Roaring Fork Valley has announced that it will soon offer same-day results on all testing. “The service, in collaboration with MicroGenDX — a company specializing in low-cost, FDA-authorized, highly accurate qPCR + NGS microbial diagnostics — has set up a local lab processing center in Carbondale….the announcement explained.”
June 29, 2021
MicroGen Diagnostics has acquired its RTL Genomics partner lab to expand expertise and capacity in non-clinical primary research.
June 24, 2021
MicroGenDx said that it has acquired next-generation sequencing laboratory RTL Genomics. MicroGenDx, which provides sequencing- and PCR-based microbial testing for clinical diagnostic applications, said the deal would help expand its capabilities in nonclinical primary research. MicroGenDx said it has built a reference database of over 50,000 microbial species based on ITS and 16S sequencing and that the addition of RTL will help it create a similar database with whole-genome sequencing.
June 23, 2021
We are moving from the era of Louis Pasteur to the era of CSI, in that our fidelity in measurement is much more robust with this type of technology,” says Dr. Armstrong, a Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.