Pediatric Onsite Infectious Disease Testing
Being able to determine a causative pathogen for a child’s infection can help children avoid unnecessary antimicrobials and give parents confidence in a treatment plan. Diagnosing respiratory or gastrointestinal infections based on symptoms alone is difficult, if not impossible. Traditional diagnostic methods are time-consuming and may involve costly send-out tests. Onsite syndromic PCR testing gives clinicians the results they need to make timely, appropriate patient management decisions.