Infectious Disease

COVID-19 pandemic has worldwide spread virus which needs to be detected as soon as possible for early treatment and prevention of spreading the virus. COVID-19 RT Real-time PCR performed by BGI-MGI kits has best results with limited false positive or false negative. This test detects the current COVID-19 virus and the mutated one reported at UK.

Detection of antibody to COVID-19 helps to identify those who are more likely immune and may not develop sever disease upon exposure. IgM antibodies are developed early on and the followed by IgG antibodies which are more stable. Detection of antibodies to COVID-19 following vaccination provides information about level of immunity to the virus.

Bacteria infectious diseases can present researchers or health care professionals with a wide range of similar symptoms, making it difficult to appropriately identify the issue and provide the best treatment. Bacterial detection and proper identification in the laboratory setting can be crucial to the diagnostic process. At Texas Medical Specialty, Inc., we know there are many problems inherent to traditional methods of microbial culturing, which require isolation and multiplication of live bacteria for identification to occur. Also, not every bacterial species can be cultured successfully in the laboratory. Fortunately, next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques have transformed the field of infectious disease testing.

Texas Medical Specialty performs NGS on non-cultivable and mixed samples of bacteria and mycobacteria to help physicians and hospitals better understand and combat infectious diseases. Now that every significant human pathogen has been sequenced, the identification process of infectious disease testing has become much faster and more accurate. These factors are both key to maximizing patient recovery while minimizing complications. Our innovative equipment allows us to achieve rapid, high-quality results through superior testing procedures, allowing for optimal management of patient infections.

If you have any questions about our infectious disease testing or if you would like to discuss your testing needs, please contact our laboratory at 972-566-5761 today.