Blood tests can be used to detect many STD’s. Current laboratory assays include blood culture
(the current gold standard) and antigen tests. However, these assays tend to have limited sensitivity,
and blood cultures may also have long turnaround times. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based
detection of STD may prove to be a rapid and sensitive alternative.
PCR Rapid Screening: Panel Results 24 hours Turnaround Time
It starts with PCR Rapid Screening, often with a turnaround time of only 24 hours from
receipt of sample. The specimen is examined for the most commonly identified microbes of
interest within the field of medicine serviced. Approximately 90% of PCR Rapid Screening
samples are positive for at least one pathogenic microbe.
Our PCR Level I for Urinary Tact Infection, Wound, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and
Women’s Health detects microbes, fungi, protozoa, and viruses listed on the lab request form.
Scope is specific to 20 bacterial species and total bacterial load. Quantitative results on tissue
and fluid samples. Semi-quantitative results on swab samples.
We primer our tests to identify these microbes in our 24 hour Rapid Results.
o Acinetobacter baumannii
o Candida albicans
o Citrobacter freundii
o Enterobacter aerogenes
o Enterobacter cloacae
o Enterococcus faecalis
o Enterococcus faecium
o Escherichia coli
o Klebsiella pneumoniae
o Morganella morganii
o Proteus mirabilis
o Pseudomonas aeruginosa
o Staphylococcus saprophyticus
o Streptococcus agalactiae