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Laboratory Services

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CWG Laboratory Services was cultivated with the ideal of providing state of the art molecular genetic testing with the end goal of the best quality of life possible for the patient. Our goal is to provide cutting edge diagnoses giving physicians and patients the best tools and education for health care decisions. Ultimately having physicians and patients proactive in maintaining one’s health.

Using cutting-edge instruments and techniques, we provide you with the best possible results.

Urinary Pathogen Test

Our Urinary Pathogen Test with antibiotic resistance (UPX) is a rapid molecular diagnostic test that detects the presence of microbial DNA from pathogens that can cause UTI’s, and it provides antibiotic guidance.

18 Urinary Pathogens

18 urinary pathogen detection along with 19 antibiotic resistance targets are reported on the UPX test. Microbial DNA detected and beta lactamase resistance. 

Bacterial Targets:
  • Acinetobacter baumannii

  • Candida albicans

  • Citrobacter freundii

  • Enterobacter aerogenes

  • Enterobacter cloacae

  • Enterococcus faecalis

  • Enterococcus faecium

  • Escherichia coli

  • Klebsiella oxytoca

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

  • Morganella morganii

  • Proteus mirabilis

  • Proteus vulgaris

  • Providencia stuartii

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus

  • Streptococcus agalactiae

  • Staphylococus aureus

Respiratory Panel Test

  • Each year in the US, 2 million people acquire serious bacterial infections that are resistant to one or more prescribed antibiotics, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these antibiotic-resistant infections. 

  • An estimated 55% of antibiotic prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections are unnecessary.

  • The misuse of antibiotics costs the US healthcare system over $20 billion each year.

  • Adults average 2-5 upper respiratory tract infections each year while children average 7-10 upper respiratory tract infections a year. Our Respiratory Panel (RP) test is a rapid molecular diagnostic test that assesses 20 respiratory panel pathogens.

20 Respiratory Panel Pathogens: Viral Targets
  • Adenovirus 

  • Coronavirus HKU1

  • Coronavirus NL63

  • Coronavirus 229E

  • Coronavirus OC43

  • Human Metapneumovirus

  • Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus

  • Influenza A

  • Influenza A/H1

  • Influenza A/H3

  • Influenza A/H1-2009

  • Influenza B 

  • Parainfluenza Virus 1

  • Parainfluenza Virus 2

  • Parainfluenza Virus 3

  • Parainfluenza Virus 4

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Bacterial Targets: 

Bordetella pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae. Mycoplasma pneumoniae

 BENEFITS OF 

RAPID MOLECULAR

DIAGNOSTIC TEST: 

  • Can inform appropriate patient management

  • Can ensure appropriate treatment

  • May improve isolation and cohorting decisions to prevent secondary transmission

  • Can guide appropriate patient follow up

  • May improve treatment outcomes

Gastrointestinal Panel Test

Our Gastrointestinal Panel Test (GI) is a rapid molecular diagnostic test that identifies 22 gastrointestinal polymicrobial pathogens which may be missed if using standard testing methods. Physicians receive an easy to read "Detected" or "Not Detected" results for reach pathogen.

Comprehensive, accurate, and fast results
  • Rapidly identify 22 gastrointestinal

  • Polymicrobial pathogens which may be missed if using standard testing methods

  • Can inform appropriate patient management

  • Can ensure appropriate treatment

  • May improve treatment outcomes

  • Can improve isolation and cohorting decisions to prevent secondary transmission

  • Can guide appropriate patient follow up

22 GI Panel Pathogens 
Bacterial Targets
  • Campylobacter (jejuni, coli, and upsaliensis)

  • Clostridum difficile (Toxin A/B)

  • Plesiomonas shigelloides

  • Salmonella

  • Yersinia enterocolitica

  • Vibrio (parahaemolyticus, vulnificus and cholerae)

  • Vibrio cholerae

Parasites & Viruses
  • Cryptosporidium 

  • Cylospora cayetanensis

  • Entamoeba histolytica

  • Giardia lamblia

  • Adenovirus F40/41

  • Astrovirus 

  • Norovirus GI/GII Rotavirus A

  • Sapovirus (I, II, IV, and V)

Diarrheagenic E.coli/Shigella
  • Enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC)

  • Enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC)

  • Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) It/st Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli (STEC) stx1/stx2 E. coli O157

  • Shigella/Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC)

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