Key Advantages

  • State-of-the-art MALDI-TOF Proteomic Analysis
  • Personalised commentary provided
  • Identifys the presence of beneficial flora, imbalanced flora including Clostridium family, and dysbiotic flora, as well as detection of infectious pathogens.

Introduction

Clinical microbiology plays a crucial role in individual and community health. Because most microbes living on or within the body are beneficial, distinguishing those that are potentially pathogenic is a critical function of a clinical microbiology laboratory.

Doctor’s Data provides world-class microbiology testing that helps you assess digestive and absorptive functions, detect pathogens or parasites and identify specific bacteria and yeast.

The Microbiology profile includes comprehensive bacteriology and yeast cultures to identify the presence of beneficial flora, imbalanced flora including Clostridium family, and dysbiotic flora, as well as detection of infectious pathogens. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for appropriate bacterial and fungal species.

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Lagier et. al   Microbial culturomics: paradigm shift in the human gut microbiome study. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Dec;18(12):1185-93.

Tan KE, Ellis BC, Lee R, Stamper PD, Zhang SX, Carroll KC. Prospective evaluation of a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry system in a hospital clinical microbiology laboratory for identification of bacteria and yeasts: a bench-by-bench study for assessing the impact on time to identification and cost-effectiveness.  J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Oct;50(10):3301-8

Manz, Michael;  Burri, Emanuel;  Rothen, Claude;  Tchanguizi, Nuschin;  Niederberger, Christian et al. (2012)  Value of fecal calprotectin in the evaluation of patients with abdominal discomfort: an observational study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan 10;12:5.

Beilfuss HA, Quig D, Block MA, Schreckenberger PC. 2015. Definitive identification of Laribacter hongkongensis acquired in the United States. J Clin Microbiol 53:2385–2388.

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