MicroGenDX is a novel molecular-based test that extracts DNA from patient samples and runs that DNA against a database of over 25,000 microbial species. Using this technology, MicroGenDX is able to accurately identify all of the microbes contributing to an infection.
MicroGenDX testing consists of two parts. Part 1 involves an initial PCR-based test that uses a targeted panel to identify the most common bacteria that may contribute to infection quickly.
Part 2 uses a diagnostic tool called Next-Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) to provide a broader detection capability to identify bacteria and/or fungi not able to be found in the initial panel.