Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique used to amplify a specific segment of DNA or RNA rapidly and exponentially. This process allows researchers and laboratorians to take a minute amount of nucleic acid and increase it to a size that is suitable for sequencing, analysis, or experimentation. As a result, it produces millions to billions of copies of the specified nucleic acid.
The process of PCR testing can often take a while if samples are sent out to laboratories for analysis. PCR Panel pouches only require two minutes of hands-on time for preparation, and the PCR processes occur automatically inside the processing device.
So here are the advantages:
In approximately an hour, PCR Panels provide clinicians with results that are relevant to the clinical setting.
Through implementation of the Blood Culture Identification (BCID) Panel, clinicians are now able to make treatment decisions more quickly, leading to a decrease in time to optimal therapy.
Clinicians can more precisely determine an appropriate therapy when they have access to rapid and extensive tests.
Clinicians are less inclined to give out empirical medications when they have quick diagnostic outcomes, and individuals who would not gain from antibiotics are less likely to obtain them.
PCR Panels offer medical professionals the data they require within a timeframe that is applicable to clinical practice, helping to avert the use of unnecessary antibiotics. What is more, the PCR Panel has several targets for antimicrobial resistance genes, which can furnish medical practitioners with essential information when deciding on the course of treatment.
PCR Panels has been demonstrated to be helpful in decreasing the need for procedures such as endoscopies, X-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds. This is because it can provide quick answers that help to minimize the amount of additional testing needed.
In Patient hospital research showed PCR testing resulted in decrease in hospital stay Additionally, it could yield a savings of $293.61 per patient, excluding the savings from avoiding serial and repeat tests.
Rather than relying on the same techniques repeatedly, it is important to be open-minded when it comes to problem-solving. Developing strategies that are tailored to the situation can be much more effective than sticking with the same approaches. Being flexible and willing to try out different methods can be a key factor in finding the best solution.
We are excited to invite new members to our clinic. Join us and experience the advantages that come with being part of our onsite PCR testing for COVID, RSV , Flu and other infectious diseases. To join, please give us a call at 301-277-3555.