Antibiotic resistance is an emerging crisis. The overuse of antibiotics clearly drives the evolution of resistance. At Assurance Scientific Laboratories, we do not believe in faulting patients demanding antibiotics or prescribers writing them incorrectly. The tools to make the correct decision have not been readily available to them.
Interestingly, most if not all antibiotic stewardship programs fail to include the most important weapon to win this war – pathogen identification. Timely, accurate, and precise pathogen identification is the only way this war can be fought and won.
Antibiotic Resistance, especially of sexually transmitted infections, is an urgent threat to not only this country’s health but the entire worlds.
“Each year, there are an estimated 357 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis.”
The Assurance Solution
At Assurance Scientific Laboratories, our solution is an antibiotic stewardship program designed to improve the appropriate use of antibiotics by promoting the identification of infectious pathogens. We believe our clinical lab services are second to none. Our vision of the ideal antimicrobial stewardship program begins with our testing. We offer a comprehensive identification solution to best understand the infectious pathogen. Our lab identifies the pathogen(s) present using very sensitive and specific PCR assays.
Sexually Transmitted Infection Panel
- Atopobium vaginae
- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Gardnerella vaginalis
- Haemophilus ducreyi
- HHV-1 (Herpes Simplex)
- HHV-2 (Herpes Simplex)
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Treponema pallidum
- Trichomonas vaginalis
Collect a patient specimen.
Send the specimen to our lab via overnight shipping or courier.
The specimen arrives in our lab and results will be ready in one day.
Results are delivered on a one page summary that provides answers to most questions, without having to review pages of data.
World Health Organization – Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Sexual Health Association