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Molecular Pathogen Dx

Vanguard Molecular Pathogen Dx

ABOUT

Vanguard uses RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) technology to detect and differentiate bacteria and other fastidious pathogens.

IDEAL PATIENT

This test is for patients that you suspect require antibiotic treatment.  Consider patients with: recurring urinary tract infections (UTI), suspected sexually transmitted infections (STI), wound infections, and/or nail infections.

FAST FACTS

RELEVANT

Panels include leading pathogens associated with bacterial resistance

SIMPLE

Noninvasive test using a
urine sample or wound swab

FAST

Results returned in <48 hours from receipt at the lab

BACTERIAL ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (AMR)

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change overtime (usually due to genetic mutations), making medications ineffective and infections difficult or impossible to treat.

AMR IS A TOP PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT

The World Health Organization has declared that AMR is one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity.¹ Non-targeted diagnostics and misuse of antibiotics are accelerating the crisis.

Up to 75% of antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly (wrong dose, duration, or reason). ²

The Yearly U.S. Threat Due to Antimicrobial Resistance

3 million +

Infections³

48,000 +

Deaths³

1.2B +

In healthcare costs³

Death Due to Antimicrobial Resistance is Anticipated to Increase Over Time

Yearly projected deaths due to AMR

Without Change, Antimicrobial Resistance Will Become the Leading Cause of Death

“…Without policies to stop the worrying spread of antimicrobial resistance, today’s already large 700,000 deaths every year would become an extremely disturbing 10 million every year.” 4

An Explanation Point

Without Change, Antibiotic Resistance Will Become the Leading Cause of Death

Antibiotic Stewardship remains a core strategy
in AMR management 5

DIAGNOSTIC TESTING HAS EVOLVED

Vanguard uses RT-PCR to detect and differentiate bacteria and other fastidious pathogens. A definitive diagnoses allows you to prescribe the most targeted and effective treatment, so you can get your patients feeling better faster.

Diagnostic Table

Molecular Pathogen Testing Helps...

Identify complicated and polymicrobial infections

Reduce the incidence of reinfections

Reduce the cost of multiple office visits and drug trials

Avoid Misdiagnosis and Optimize Treatment With Vanguard Molecular Pathogen Testing

Wound*

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)*

Nail

PANEL

Includes leading pathogens associated with bacterial resistance
resulting in death. 5

RESULTS

<48 hours
from receipt at the lab

REPORTS

The Arkstone report selects an optimal treatment based on pathogens detected and bacterial resistance.

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Reduce antimicrobial resistance and start ordering molecular pathogen testing today.

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