A diagnosis of systemic infections
A classic diagnosis of microbiological infections based on cultivation of microorganisms from blood and other body fluids of the patient. These methods, however, have numerous downsides which eliminate thepossibility to use them efficiently on daily basis of physician’s work. The main disadvantages of these methods are as follows: a long time to obtain results,low sensitivity and specificity, especially after applying antibiotic treatmentin patients and in cases where the infection microorganism is difficult to grow. The modern molecular diagnostics offers new solutions whose aim is to supportdoctors with rapid and accurate making of therapeutic decisions. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is an incredibly efficient diagnostic method of a spectacularand wide range of application in laboratory diagnostics, particularly in situations where short time is essential to achieve results and high specificity of examination or when the diagnosed microorganisms are difficult to grow.
Our medical facility is able to carry out the following diagnostic tests of systemic infections:
- Borrelia burgdorferi – qualitatively, Real-Time PCR
- CMV (virus cytomegalii) - test qualitatively, Real-Time PCR
- CMV (virus cytomegalii) - test qualitatively and quantitatively, Real-Time PCR
- EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) – test qualitatively, Real-Time PCR
- EBV (Epstein-Barr virus) – test qualitatively and quantitatively, Real-Time PCR