The Problem

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.

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“Each year in the United States, more than 20,000 people die as a direct result of these antibiotic-resistant infections and even more die as a result of conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.”

–CDC

About 25% of pregnant women can be affected by bacterial vaginitis. Having BV can increase the risks of complications during pregnancy like an early birth. 

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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.

Vaginitis Panel

  • Atopobium vaginae
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • BVAB-2
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida krusei
  • Candida lusitaniae
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Haemophilus ducreyi
  • HHV-1 (Herpes Simplex)
  • HHV-2 (Herpes Simplex)
  • Lactobacillus crispatus
  • Lactobacillus gasseri
  • Lactobacillus iners
  • Lactobacillus jensenii
  • Megasphaera Type 1
  • Megasphaera Type 2
  • Mobiluncus curtisii
  • Mobiluncus mulieris
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Mycoplasma hominis
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Prevotella bivia
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B)
  • Treponema pallidum
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum

Our Process

1

Collect a patient specimen.

2

Send the specimen to our lab via overnight shipping or courier.

3

The specimen arrives in our lab and results will be ready in one day.

4

Results are delivered on a one page summary that provides answers to most questions, without having to review pages of data.

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Our Approach

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