Infectious Disease Testing | Virus & Bacteria Tests
Infectious diseases can present unique challenges for physicians in both the accurate identification of the disease, as well as the targeted treatment. Traditional pathogen detection tests are not equipped to detect certain infections directly, with consistent accuracy, or in a timely fashion.
Detect All Active Pathogens with One Test
The solution to these testing deficiencies is CSI-Dx™. The CSI-Dx™ test directly isolates and identifies any active bacterial, viral, and pathogenic microorganisms present in a sample. CSI-Dx™ detects a pathogen’s RNA to identify active infections, including acute cases and a chronic infection’s flare-up. Unlike cultures, there isn’t a “window period” that leads to false negatives, and it is not limited to identifying one organism. We give physicians the data they need to accurately diagnose and treat active infections with early intervention and targeted treatment plans.
Benefits of CSI-Dx™
- Several Sample Types – CSI-Dx™ is currently validated to use urine, blood, and nasal swab samples, but is capable of using a variety of sample types, simplifying the process for patients.
- Untargeted Test – CSI-Dx™ is not limited to looking for a single class of bacteria or designated antibodies to determine infection, but accurately identifies ALL active infective pathogens, including polymicrobial and co-infections that could be contributing to a patient’s symptoms and recommended treatment.
- Active Pathogen Identification – CSI-Dx™ ignores non-active cells, which decreases false positives from strong DNA signals (without RNA signals).
- Active Antibiotic Resistance Identification – CSI-Dx™ detects infective microorganisms’ RNA code for resisting antibiotics, allowing physicians to prescribe effective antibiotics from the start.
- Highly Sensitive and Specific Test – CSI-Dx™ is highly sensitive and can detect very low levels of pathogens in human samples (e.g. 3 bacterial cells in 1 milliliter of whole human blood). It is also a very specific test, delivering information on what pathogens are actively present.