Because precision is important.

T.E.N Healthcare is quickly becoming the new gold standard in pathogen identification. T.E.N. utilize real-time PCR technology. This allow for: 

  • Greater sensitivity that culture
  • 12-24 hours turnaround time
  • Viable specimen is NOT required, NOT affected by temperature, and NO transport medium is required

Because your clinical needs are the priority.

Quick One-Day Results

Reporting occurs in the 12-24 hours after the specimen arrives at the laboratory.

Dedicated Clinical Support

Includes molecular biologists, analytical chemists, customer support and clinical specialties. 

 

 

 

Innovative Reporting

  • Reports are clean and easy to read; it excels at highlighting the pathogens detected and the antibiotics that show resistance.

  • Quick access to online results portal, and the EMR friendly PDF version is also available and HL7 compatible.

Potential for Cost Reduction for the Patient

In the event of economic hardship, there are assistance programs available for patients


T.E.N. Healthcare offers:

  1. Quick One-Day Results

    • Reporting occurs in the 12-24 hours after the specimen arrives at the laboratory

  2. Innovative Reporting

    • Reports are clean and easy to read; it excels at highlighting the pathogens detected and the antibiotics that show resistance.

    • Quick access to online results portal, and the EMR friendly PDF version is also available and HL7 compatible.

  3. Dedicated Clinical Support

    • Includes molecular biologists, analytical chemists, customer support and clinical specialties. 

  4. Potential for Cost Reduction for the Patient

    • In the event of economic hardship, there are assistance programs available for patients. 


Why Test

  • T.E.N. Healthcare utilizes Real-Time PCR via Quantstudio technology to precisely identify pathogens by their RNA or DNA sequence. 
  • PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a molecular technique that was invented in 1983 and the instrumentation used to sequence the 1st human genome. 
  • Many advancements in the PCR technology since then that has made it efficient and affordable 
  • Quickly becoming the new gold standard in pathogen identification
  • Molecular testing for pathogen identification can replace the conventional method of culture and sensitivity. 
  • The differences in techniques:
    • Culture & Sensitivity requires sending a viable sample to a microbiology lab that is set in an agar medium and incubated to promote growth of the bacteria. 
    • Molecular testing via PCR requires sending a sample to a molecular lab where the DNA or RNA of the pathogen is extracted and amplified. 
Culture Molecular
Sensitivity Fair "3-5x greater sensitivity than culture
Specificity High High
Turn-Around-Time 2-5 days after lab arrival (bacteria growth rate dependent) 12-24 hours after lab arrival
Vulnerability to Transport Viable specimen needed; sensitive to temperatures and drying; needs special transport medium Viable specimen NOT required; not affected by temperatures; no transport medium required
Strain Typing Requires 2nd step Often incorporated in initial

T.E.N. Healthcare Molecular Testing Advantages

  • Rapid & accurate diagnosis
  • Noninvasive collection (swab) 
  • Detection of multiple pathogens at once
  • Sensitivity unaffected by concomitant antibiotic use
  • Reduce unnecessary antibiotic administration, adverse events and costs
  • Decrease the spread of acquired infections
  • Ability to test for antibiotic resistance genes