A traditional laboratory work-up for pneumonia involves multiple tests, including cultures, microscopy, EIA, and PCR. And results may not be available for days or weeks.

Respiratory Infections by Next-generation Sequencing

Applying metagenomic DNA and RNA sequencing enables Explify® Respiratory to detect and identify bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens by their unique genome sequences. The shift from conventional testing for preselected pathogens to an unbiased metagenomi-based approach can help identify microorganisms that have previously been missed.

Explify Respiratory is useful for identifying, common and rare pathogens, pathogens that are difficult to culture, new strains, and complex co-infections with one test.

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Updated Features

  • Expanded, comprehensive respiratory pathogen detection with over 900 microorganisms detected
  • Now available on more sample types: nasopharyngeal swabs, tracheal aspirate, sputum, and bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Updated, enhanced reporting with more detailed information about results and interpretation

Test Information

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Explify Respiratory Pathogen Detection by Next Generation Sequencing

Performed at IDbyDNA Inc.