Most PCR testing requires an extraction procedure that necessitates batching of samples. In our facility, the GeneXpert® System enabled a busy technician to perform an accurate, sensitive RT-PCR flu assay at 2:30 in the morning, while the patient was still in the Emergency Department. Less than 2 hours elapsed from the time the sample was collected until the final PCR result was certified and sent to the provider. As a result, additional expensive testing to determine the cause of a fever of unknown origin was avoided, and the relieved parents were able to return home with an accurate diagnosis for their child in minimum time.”
Microbiology Technical Supervisor, The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
Accurate, reliable, timely information — it’s what healthcare professionals need to make good decisions, and it’s what your laboratory can deliver with a GeneXpert System. From Flu to CT/NG, our fast, actionable test results drive immediate, fact-based decisions. The end result? More positive patient outcomes that impact your entire organization. How can you create a state-of-the-art molecular laboratory with the addition of Cepheid’s technology? Learn more here.