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.”

- Jack L. Brothers, MT(ASCP) 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.