Gastrointestinal infection can be a very serious illness for both babies, and the elderly. Utilizing PCR technology allows TEN Healthcare to diagnose a GI infection within 24 hours from receipt of specimen, decreasing the time to treatment and increasing patient outcomes.

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Gastrointestinal Info

The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 become ill, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of food born illness.
Acute Gastroenteritis is estimated to affect 179 million adults annually in the United States.
Diverticular disease occurs in 50% of people over the age of 60 in Western Cultures which can lead to infection that require antibiotics.
Three million hospital admissions for GI diseases occur annually, costing $31 billion
In addition, almost 20,000 people each year require hospital care for Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections. In most of these infections, the use of antibiotics was a major contributing factor leading to the illness. At least 14,000 people die each year in the United States from C. difficile infections. Many of those infections could have been prevented.

Bacterial Pathogens

  • Bacillus cereus
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Campylobacter coli
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Clostridium difficile (Toxins A and B)
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • E coli enteroaggregative (EAEC)
  • E coli enteroinvasive Shigella Spp (EIEC)
  • E coli enterotoxigenic (ETEC lt and st)
  • E coli O157
  • E coli Shiga-like toxin 1 and 2 (STEC)
  • E coli Enteropathogenic (EPEC)
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcal enterotoxins A, B
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Vibrio vulnificus
  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Viral Pathogens

  • Adenovirus F40/41
  • Astrovirus
  • Enterovirus (human)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Rotavirus A
  • Rotavirus B
  • Rotavirus C
  • Sapovirus 1
  • Sapovirus 2
  • Norovirus group 1
  • Norovirus group 2

Parasite Pathogens

  • Cryptosporidium spp
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Giardia lamblia

Gastrointestinal STI

  • Chlamydia trachomatis
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2
  • Human Papillomavirus 16
  • Human Papillomavirus 18
  • Human Papillomavirus 45
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Treponema pallidum
  • Trichomonas vaginalis

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