When your solid organ transplant (SOT) patients face complications, you need accurate and rapid results to minimize infection and graft failure.
Every BMT/HSCT procedure comes with complications that can very quickly cascade into a life-threatening situation. Symptoms often mimic each other, making diagnosis and management complex. Viracor understands that early recognition and prompt intervention are critical for patients suspected of having an infection or complication. You can depend on Viracor for differential diagnostic testing with rapid turnaround time.
Is your patient rejecting? Is it Infection?
Immunosuppression levels or toxicity?
Infectious Disease Management
A donor-derived cell-free DNA assay that utilizes a liquid biopsy and provides healthcare professionals with actionable data — comparable to other dd-cfDNA assays on the market — for evaluating rejection in kidney transplant patients. When rejection is not the underlying cause of symptoms, could it be an active BKV, CMV or other infection? Infectious disease investigative testing can be critical for treatment management.
Viracor has a comprehensive ID test portfolio, including COVID-19 Viral and Antibody Testing.
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Immunosuppressive drugs are essential to prevent rejection, but the risk of toxicity varies due to an individual patient's metabolism, absorption and drug interactions.
Additionally, variability is observed in the pharmacokinetics of triazole antifungal drugs. By using drug level monitoring, the physician is able to individualize drug dosage to improve efficacy and reduce toxicity.
Viracor was one of the first laboratories in the U.S. dedicated to serving the distinctive needs of transplant patients. We know transplant diagnostics.
As a specialty lab partnering with hundreds of academic hospitals & transplant centers, Viracor understands the complex diagnostic challenges that can occur, and your related testing needs for pre and post transplantation.
We know that accelerated, clinically meaningful results are critical to transplant patient outcomes. This is why we’re committed to bringing you fast, accurate results that can help you counter infections and minimize graft failure.
Same day results (within 24 hours or sooner from specimen receipt) for:
The chart to the right illustrates the intended use for our proprietary transplant rejection testing based on patient status; is their organ function stable or presenting with symptoms that point to dysfunction?
Your patient is experience non-specific symptoms post transplant, and routine testing suggests either infection or acute rejection.
Confounding symptoms need to be ruled out and traditional biopsy has its risks.
Wouldn't it be good to know if your patient requires a biopsy before its done?
See how Viracor TRAC™ works with Viracor's infectious disease testing for more informed answers.
Molecular Assays Designed to Help Reduce False Negatives and Under-quantification
Viracor’s qPCR assays often target two regions within the pathogen genome, utilizing unique primer and probe sets for each target site. The driving principle behind our multiple-target assay design is that when a polymorphism occurs in one assay target, the additional sets of primers and probes for the alternate target region will still detect and accurately quantify the pathogen, and thus reduces the likelihood of under-quantification or a false negative result
Assay Refinement Helps Account for New Strains or Mutations that Might Otherwise be Missed
By utilizing nucleic acid sequence databases, each qPCR assay is regularly assessed to verify that new pathogen strains or genetic polymorphisms that arise will not lead to a false negative result. If a new pathogen strain or genetic polymorphism is identified, our current assay is refined and revalidated to ensure that accurate test results are always reported.
Viracor Eurofins designs each of our assays to account for all strains, serotypes, and clinical isolates - not just the most common ones. This is especially beneficial for immunocompromised patients who may be more likely to be infected with multiple or unusual strains.
Variety of Accepted and Validated Specimen Types Give You More Options
Not only are Viracor’s assays extremely sensitive with rapid turnaround time, but they can identify pathogens using many different types of clinical specimens, such as plasma, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, lung tissue, bone marrow aspirate, throat specimens and fecal specimens, among other fluids and tissues. By providing you more options you can determine what is best for your patient and capture localized viral presentations.
Spotlight on COVID-19 Diagnostics
In partnership with the National Kidney Registry, Viracor offers COVID-19 testing to help support the continuation of paired exchanges and transplant surgeries during the pandemic. In addition, we introduced Labs@HOME, a mobile phlebotomy service for high risk patients that need to avoid a hospital visit. No other lab can deliver the full spectrum of necessary testing and services this patient population requires, and that's why hundreds of hospitals and transplant centers trust Viracor for their clinical diagnostic needs.
Let us help you streamline transplant testing for your most critical patients.
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With over 35 years of specialized expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients, Viracor is committed to helping medical professionals, transplant teams and reference labs get results faster, when it matters most.
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