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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During peak flu season, 12% of all samples tested are positive for flu. 88% have something else. Of the 12% positive, 30% have a bacterial co-infection.

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“Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.”

– CDC

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 using both genotype and phenotype to best understand the infectious pathogen. Our lab identifies the pathogen(s) present using very sensitive and specific PCR assays. In addition, if indicated, we perform a rapid culture to confirm the genotype while also confirming the phenotype.

Ultimately a treatment decision has to be made. Knowing the presence of any specific antimicrobial resistance genes guides the clinician to determine what NOT to use. In addition, phenotyping antimicrobial susceptibility is the definitive guide to direct what to use. Having both pathogen genotype and phenotype assures a timely, accurate diagnosis and sustainable treatment plan.

Pediatric Panels

  • Adenovirus
  • Bocavirus
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Coronavirus (229E, HKU1, NL63, OC43)
  • Enterovirus
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • HMPV A
  • HMPV B
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza B
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Parainfluenza virus (type 1-4)
  • Rhinovirus (types A & B)
  • RSV A
  • RSV B
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Adenovirus
  • Bocavirus
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Coronavirus (229E, HKU1, NL63, OC43)
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterovirus
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • HMPV A
  • HMPV B
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza B
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • mecA (MRSA)
  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Parainfluenza virus (type 1-4)
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Rhinovirus (types A & B)
  • RSV A
  • RSV B
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Citrobacter braakii
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Citrobacter koseri
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aerugnosa
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • vanA (VRE)
  • mecA (MRSA)
  • Class A β-lactamase (blaKPC)
  • Class A β-lactamase (CTX-M-Group 1)
  • Class B metallo-β-lactamase (blaNDM)
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aerugnosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
  • vanA (VRE)
  • mecA (MRSA)
  • Class A β-lactamase (blaKPC)
  • Class A β-lactamase (CTX-M-Group 1)
  • Class B metallo-β-lactamase (blaNDM)
  • HHV-1
  • HHV-2
  • Varicella Zoster Virus
  • Enterovirus
  • HHV-6 (Roseolavirus)
  • HHV-7 (Roseolavirus)
  • Measles virus
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Campylobacter
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Enterhemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)
  • Salmonella enterica
  • Shigella/Ecoli screen
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Adenovirus
  • Astrovirus
  • Norovirus Grp 1
  • Norovirus Grp 2
  • Rotavirus
  • Sapovirus
  • Cryptosporidium species
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Salmonella enterica serovar paratyphi
  • Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi
  • Salmonella species
  • Atopobium vaginae
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Haemophilus ducreyi
  • HHV-1 (Herpes Simplex)
  • HHV-2 (Herpes Simplex)
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Treponema pallidum
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • HHV-4 (Epstein-Barr Virus)
  • HHV-5 (CMV)
  • HIV 1
  • HIV 2
  • HBV
  • HCV
  • Microsporum audouinii/canis/ferrugineum
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex
  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Trichophyton tonsurans/equinum
  • Trichophyton violaceum
  • Adenovirus
  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • HHV-1
  • HHV-2
  • Varicella Zoster Virus
  • Anaplasma phagocytophilum
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Bartonella quintana
  • Borrelia afzelii
  • Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Borrelia garinii
  • West Nile Virus
  • Zika Virus
  • HPV 16
  • HPV 18
  • HPV 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Bartonella quintana
  • Enterovirus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Haemophilus influenzae A/B
  • HHV-1
  • HHV-2
  • HHV-4 (Epstein-Barr Virus)
  • HHV-5 (CMV)
  • HHV-6 (Roseolavirus)
  • HHV-7 (Roseolavirus)
  • Mumps virus
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Parechovirus
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Varicella Zoster Virus
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida dublinensis
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida krusei
  • Candida lusitaniae
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Candida tropicalis

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