Ultimate DX incorporates unparalleled technology and diagnostic techniques to promptly provide accurate results for our customers. We aim to provide our partners with the best laboratory capabilities and serve as the trusted diagnostic testing service.

Our laboratory is designed to issue diverse diagnostic testing platforms. UltimateDx services a vast range of testing options for all likes of health care professionals. We uphold a great responsibility to provide accurate results in a timely manner to help provide the greatest possible quality of healthcare.

ULTIMATE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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Bacterial Vaginosis and Vaginitis

Description

Bacterial Vaginosis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by bacterial growth in the female reproductive organ.

Diagnostic tests are run to detect a series of bacteria pathogens responsible for Bacterial Vaginosis and Vaginitis.

Identifying Pathogen Detection

  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS)
  • MRSA Reflex
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Mobiluncus curtisii
  • Mobiluncus mulieris
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Prevotella bivia
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Staphylococcus aureus

Symptoms

Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis include

  • Foul odor
  • Vaginal itching along with gray, white, or green vaginal discharge
  • Burning sensation during urination

Causes and Risk Factors

Bacterial vaginosis occurs as a result of bacterial overgrowth and colonization within the vagina. Natural vaginal bacteria overgrows within the vagina, causing an abnormal ratio of bacterial anaerobes to lactobacilli.

There are many causes of bacterial vaginosis. Risk factors include multiple and or new sexual partners, douching that may cause unnatural bacterial growth, and natural lack of lactobacilli.

Treatments and Prevention

Preventing Bacterial vaginosis is important to decrease your risk of developing bacterial vaginosis. In order to minimize your risk, stay clear of vaginal irritants such as deodorant soaps and scented feminine products, avoid douching to maintain a bacteria, avoid sexually transmitted infections with contraception and limiting your number of sexual partners.

Most common treatments for bacterial vaginosis include prescription creams and gels along with antibiotic medication (Metronidazole, Clindamycin, Tinidazole).

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Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Testing

Description

There are a wide variety of gastrointestinal screening. UltimateDX offers comprehensive diagnostic testing for conditions including Bacterial Gastroenteritis, Viral Gastroenteritis, and Stool Parasites. While pathogens are difficult to culture, UltimateDx’s state of the art facility is able to provide accurate and fast diagnostic results. Our molecular genetic testing capabilities allow for testing with great sensitivity and specificity for bacteria, viruses, and parasites

  1. Bacterial Gastroenteritis Pathogen Detection
    • Enteroinvasive E. coli
    • Escherichia coli
    • Enteropathogenic E. coli
    • Enteroaggregative E. coli
    • Enterotoxigenic E. coli
    • Enterohemorrhagic E. coli
    • Verotoxin positive E. coli
    • Campylobacter spp.
    • Clostridium difficile
    • Salmonella spp.
    • Shigella spp.
    • Yersinia enterocolitica
  2. Viral Gastroenteritis Pathogen Detection
    • Adenovirus
    • Astrovirus
    • Rotavirus
    • Sapovirus
    • Norovirus Gl/G2
  3. Stool Parasites Pathogen Detection
    • Giardia lamblia
    • Entamoeba histolytica
    • Cryptosporidium spp.

Symptoms

  1. Abnormal loss of weight
  2. Abdominal pain specifically in the left quadrant
  3. Bloody stool
  4. Colitis and enteritis
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Fever
  7. Nausea and vomiting
  8. Viral enteritis and noninfectious gastroenteritis

Causes and Risk Factors

  1. Gastrointestinal infections can be very easily contracted and can lead to flu like symptoms including: nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort or pain, bloody stool, and fever.
  2. While anyone can contract a gastrointestinal infection, some are at higher risk than others, including infants and children, elderly individuals, exposure to many people such as travelers and children in school, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

Treatments and Prevention

  1. Gastrointestinal infections can vary greatly. Some common treatments that decrease the symptoms of infection include avoiding solid foods, dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and sugary or fatty foods.
  2. Additionally it is important to drink plenty of fluids and staying hydrated. It is essential to slowly ease back into eating normally by primarily eating simple foods.
  3. Avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and diclofenac due to their ability to irritate the stomach.
  4. Medications such as Paracetamol can be taken to reduce symptoms of fever and abdominal pain.
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HPV SCREENING

Description

  1. Human papillomavirus infections, or HPV, is a common viral infection among sexually active individuals. HPV viral infections are sexually transmitted infections that affect the skin and can cause warts in the infected regions.
  2. High Risk HPV Pathogen Detection
    • HPV 16
    • HPV 18
    • Other High Risk HPV

Symptoms

  1. Symptoms for HPV include genital warts, common warts, plantar warts, or flat warts
  2. While there are hundreds of different types of HPV, UltimateDX can screen for any type of HPV related infections. It is important to note that HPV can lead to certain cancers (cervical, anal, penile, oropharyngeal) if not tested and treated for promptly.

Causes and Risk Factors

  1. HPV is caused by bacterial infection either through skin to skin contact or through an open wound that is in contact with an infected individual.
  2. HPV infections of the genitals are contracted through sexual activity including intercourse of all kinds and skin to skin contact in the genital region. HPV infections that result in oral and respiratory complications are contracted through oral sex.

Treatments and Prevention

  1. The FDA has approved vaccinations for HPV infections. Gardasil 9 is an approved HPV vaccination that can be administered to boys and girls from as early as 11 to 12 years of age.
  2. Genital warts can be prevented through the use of condoms, reducing your sexual partners, and maintaining genital hygiene.
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RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS

Description

  1. UltimateDX offers a comprehensive and detailed molecular testing panel for respiratory infections. Our technology allows us to identify slow growing cultures of bacteria that can cause diseases in the respiratory system.
  2. Our capabilities to test for respiratory infections include bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogen detection.
  3. Respiratory Infection Pathogen Detections
    • Bacterial Respiratory Infection Pathogens
      • Chlamydia pneumoniae
      • Legionella Haemophilus influenzae B
      • Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA Reflex)
      • Salmonella Spp
      • Moraxella catarrhalis
      • Bordetella Spp
      • Haemophilus influenzae
      • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
      • Chlamydia pneumoniae
      • Streptococcus pneumoniae
      • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Viral Respiratory Infection Pathogens
      • Coronavirus HKU1, NL63, 229E, and OC43
      • Human Metapneumovirus A/B
      • Human Rhinovirus
      • Human Enterovirus Influenza A, B, and C
      • Influenza A/H1-2009
      • Parainfluenza Virus 1,2,3, and 4
      • Respiratory Syncytial Virus A/B
      • Adenovirus Bocavirus Parechovirus
    • Fungal Respiratory Infection Pathogens
      • Pneumocystis Jirovecii

Symptoms

  1. Symptoms for respiratory infections include nasal and congestion, congestion in the respiratory tract, coughing, sore throat, body pains, and fatigue
  2. Severe symptoms that should seek immediate care include severe difficulty breathing, fever over 103 degrees Fahrenheit, dizziness, or loss of consciousness.

Causes and Risk Factors

  1. While Respiratory infections are avoidable, some people are more at risk than others including children who are in contact with other children, individuals with heart disease and/or pulmonary diseases, smokers, and those with weakened immune systems such as the elderly.
  2. Respiratory infections are caused by acute pharyngitis, ear infections, the common cold which lead to upper respiratory tract infections, and bronchitis, pneumonia, and bronchiolitis, which result in lower respiratory infections.

Treatments and Prevention

  1. Treatments for upper respiratory infections normally come in the form of medications prescribed by physicians.
  2. There are many ways to prevent individuals from contracting an upper respiratory infection, including MMR vaccinations and pertussis vaccinations. Additionally, influenza vaccinations are available to reduce the risks of developing respiratory infections.
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STI TESTING

Description

  1. Sexually transmitted infections, or STI’s, are infections in the reproductive organs of both men and women. These infections can take form in many different ways.
  2. UltimateDX offers STI testing in multiple areas such as urine analysis, swab analysis, genital ulcer analysis, and leukorrhea testing.
  3. STI Pathogen Detection
    • Urine Testing
      • Mycoplasma hominis
      • Ureaplasma urealyticum
      • Mycoplasma genitalium
    • Swab Testing
      • Trichomonas Vaginalis
      • Chlamydia trachomatis
      • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
      • Mycoplasma genitalium
      • Mycoplasma hominis
      • Ureaplasma urealyticum
    • Gential Ulcer Testing
      • Herpes Simplex 1&2
      • Haemophilus ducreyi
      • Treponemapallidum
    • Leukorrhea Testing
      • Trichomonas Vaginalis
      • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
      • Chlamydia trachomatis

Symptoms

  1. STI covers a range of infections such as chlamydia, hepatitis B, genital herpes, syphilis, HIV, and gonorrhea.
  2. Symptoms for a sexually transmitted infection include: bumps and sores in the genital region and mouth which can also come in the form of warts, genital swelling and inflammation, skin rashes, painful urination, fever, jaundice (yellowing of the skin), genital discharge, and painful intercourse.

Causes and Risk Factors

  1. STI’s are a result of direct sexual contact and are caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal sources. Those who are at high risk of contracting an STI are those who have multiple sexual partners and those who do not use protection in the form of condoms or other contraceptive tools.

Treatments and Prevention

  1. Treatment and prevention of STIs include antibiotic medications provided by your clinician, and maintaining safe sexual practices. It is essential to use condoms when having sexual intercourse with your partner, especially if they are a new partner.
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UTI TESTING

Description

  1. UTI’s are also known as urinary tract infections. They are a result of bacteria that can go to any part of your urinary system including your kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.
  2. UltimateDX uses PCR analysis to detect resistance markers and cultures to identify pathogen colonization.
  3. UTI Pathogen Detection
    • Candida species
    • Proteus mirabilis
    • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Morganella moranii
    • Serratia marescens
    • Klebsiella oxytocai
    • Enterobacter cloacae
    • Providence suartii
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Streptococcus agalactiae
    • E. coli
    • Citobacter freundii
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
    • Enterococcus faecalis
    • Ureaplasma urealyticum
    • Mycoplasma hominis

Symptoms

  1. While UTI’s can be asymptomatic, infected individuals amy experience a strong urge to urinate, burning sensation during urination, small amounts of urine passing, cloudy urine, bloody urine, or pain in the pelvic region.

Causes and Risk Factors

  1. UTI’s are most common among women. The most common region to be infected is the bladder, which is known as cystitis. This infection is caused by E.Coli, which is found throughout the GI tract which can be easily exposed to the urethra.

Treatments and Prevention

  1. In order to prevent UTI development, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids. Some fluids such as cranberry juice have been known to be a novel way to prevent UTI’s. It is important to maintain genital hygiene and limit the expose of bacteria from the anus.
  2. It is also critical to urinate after sexual intercourse to flush out any bacteria that may have come in contact with the urethra.
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WOUND INFECTION TESTING

Description

  1. Following injury, it can be common for individuals with open wounds to be exposed to bacteria that can infect the tissue. Wound infections are difficult to identify at times but are critical to the patient. Due to wound infection having serious consequences for patients, it is important to promptly identify the pathogen so treatment can follow.
  2. Wound Infection Pathogen Detection
    • Morganella morganii
    • Proteus mirabilis
    • Proteus vulgaris
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • “Resistance Markers”
    • Klebsiella oxytoca
    • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
    • Klebsiella pneumonia
    • Acinetobacter baumannii
    • Bacteroides spp.
    • Citobacter freundii
    • Enterobacter aerogenes
    • Enterobacter cloacae
    • Enterococcus faecalis
    • Enterococcus faecium
    • Escherichia coli

Symptoms

  1. Tenderness and swelling in the affected area
  2. Pus and discharge from the wound
  3. Redness and streaking around the wound
  4. Fever and inflammation

Diagnostic Capabilities

  1. Using molecular testing technology, we are able to identify pathogens that cause wound infections rapidly, allowing for the correct diagnosis for treatment.
  2. Molecular testing for wound infections having many benefits including:
    • Quick results typically by the same day specimen arrives for testing
    • Thorough and detailed pathogen panel and analysis
    • Use of PCR to accurately identify pathogens
    • Use of resistance markers to avoid the use of unsuccessful antibiotic treatment

Ultimate Diagnostic Tests

Description

  1. Bacterial Vaginosis is an inflammatory condition that is caused by bacterial growth in the female reproductive organ.
  2. Diagnostic tests are run to detect a series of bacterial pathogens responsible for Bacterial Vaginosis and Vaginitis.
  3. Identifying Pathogen Detection
    • Trichomonas vaginalis
    • Escherichia coli
    • Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS)
    • MRSA Reflex
    • Bacteroides fragilis
    • Mycoplasma hominis
    • Mobiluncus curtisii
    • Mobiluncus mulieris
    • Ureaplasma urealyticum
    • Prevotella bivia
    • Enterococcus faecalis
    • Staphylococcus aureus

Symptoms

  1. Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis include
    • Foul odor
    • Vaginal itching along with gray, white, or green vaginal discharge
    • Burning sensation during urination

Causes and Risk Factors

  1. Bacterial vaginosis occurs as a result of bacterial overgrowth and colonization within the vagina. Natural vaginal bacteria overgrows within the vagina, causing an abnormal ratio of bacterial anaerobes to lactobacilli.
  2. There are many causes of bacterial vaginosis. Risk factors include multiple and or new sexual partners, douching that may cause unnatural bacterial growth, and natural lack of lactobacilli.

Treatments and Prevention

  1. Preventing Bacterial vaginosis is important to decrease your risk of developing bacterial vaginosis. In order to minimize your risk, stay clear of vaginal irritants such as deodorant soaps and scented feminine products, avoid douching to maintain a bacteria, avoid sexually transmitted infections with contraception and limiting your number of sexual partners.
  2. Most common treatments for bacterial vaginosis include prescription creams and gels along with antibiotic medication (Metronidazole, Clindamycin, Tinidazole).
  1. Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis include
    • Foul odor
    • Vaginal itching along with gray, white, or green vaginal discharge
    • Burning sensation during urination