Toxicology testing is a useful tool for various reasons. Physicians can manage and ensure which medications or substances that their patients are taking. A physician can know, with confidence, if a patient is taking his prescribed medications in the correct dosage. Secondly, a physician can ensure that the dosage of a specific medication is accurate for how each individual metabolizes each medication.
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how various drugs will affect each individual, based on his or her genetic makeup. At Qitek Labs, we analyze the variants of 17 genes that directly affect the body's metabolism of pain management medications, psychiatric medications, cardiac medications, and other prescription medications. By performing a pharmacogenetic test, a physician can better prescribe medications that will be more effective for their patients.
Respiratory infections are very common and include the cold, the flu, sinus infection, and many other common illnesses. These infections can lead to a variety of symptoms including runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, achy muscles, and more. Our respiratory panel looks at over 25 pathogens (bacterial and viral) in addition to antibiotic resistance markers. Qitek is able to assist a physician in identifying the specific pathogen present, offering commonly used treatments, while indicating any specific medications the pathogen may have resistance to.
UTI and STI infections can cause serious symptoms within a patient. Our UTI/STI panel looks at over 25 pathogens (including yeast pathogens) in addition to antibiotic resistance markers. The collection method is through a simple urine specimen, allowing physicians to easily acquire a specimen for the UTI/STI test. Qitek is able to assist a physician in identifying the specific pathogen present, offering commonly used treatments, while indicating any specific medications the pathogen may have resistance to.
Wound infections can have detrimental effects if not properly treated. The infections can be present for several reasons and are applicable to many scenarios - nursing homes, skin grafts, and more. Leaving wound infections untreated for an extended amount of time can cause serious harm to the patient. Qitek's wound infection panel looks at over 25 pathogens in addition to antibiotic resistance markers. We are able to identify the specific pathogen present, offer commonly used treatments, and indicate any specific medications the pathogen may have resistance to.
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