The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory uses state-of-the-art technology to diagnose pathogens by quantitative detection of signature nucleic acid sequences. The lab is based on the application of patent-pending real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology developed in Dr. Bernhard Kaltenboeck’s laboratory. Assay costs are $ 70 each, and diagnostic results are available within 24 hours of sample receipt.
All assays are in-house developed for highest sensitivity (detection of single target molecules) and specificity (fluorescent probe detection). Such PCR diagnostics translate immediately into effectively targeted therapy rather than serving mainly as retrospective confirmation.