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Today, long-term care facilities — such as nursing homes and assisted living centers — face a unique challenge in terms of disease prevention.

“Infections are common in long-term care facilities,” as reported in an article published with Clinical Infectious Diseases. “The most frequent endemic infections are urinary infection, respiratory infection, and skin and soft tissue infections. Outbreaks also occur frequently, and some facilities have a high prevalence of colonization of residents with antimicrobial-resistant organisms.”

Thankfully, this is where RT-PCR testing comes in.

NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies offers revolutionary RT-PCR tests that provide unparalleled speed, accuracy, and precision — making them the ideal choice for long-term care facilities looking to protect their residents from infection.

Why RT-PCR Testing?

Long-term care facilities must be able to quickly and accurately identify harmful pathogens in order to maintain safe and healthy environments for their residents.

After all, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “It is estimated that 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities.”

Thus, RT-PCR testing is revolutionizing the ability of clinical care staff in these facilities to comprehensively diagnose and treat their residents.

RT-PCR testing detects the presence of pathogens in a sample much faster than culture tests, which could help to identify and contain outbreaks more quickly.

This is especially important in long-term care facilities, where the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases. By choosing RT-PCR testing, long-term care facilities can be confident they are getting fast and accurate results that will help protect their residents.

Why NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies?

NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies is revolutionizing the way we detect and identify pathogens. Our RT-PCR testing offers unparalleled speed, accuracy, and precision in comparison to other testing methods.

Additionally, the laboratory director has decades’ worth of experience in developing quality diagnostic assays. Thus, the NCF team is lauded for its ability to provide testing results faster than almost any other lab: Results are sent out within 6 to 8 hours from when the sample is initially received at the lab.

This kind of turnaround time is crucial for the elderly population.

This makes NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies the ideal choice for long-term care facilities that require rapid, cost-effective results. With our team and expertise on your side, you can be sure of accurate and reliable detection of pathogens every time.

At NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies, we understand the need for reliable, cost-effective testing to detect pathogenic agents in long-term care facilities. We provide revolutionary RT-PCR testing that is suitable for Medicare patients and will help ensure optimal care for all.

What Specific Tests?

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified the four most common types of infections found in long-term care facilities: those of the urinary tract, the lungs, skin/soft tissue, and the gastrointestinal system.

Thus, these particular tests offered by NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technology may prove the most helpful for long-term care facilities of all kinds:

UriPath™ is our leading-edge, RT-PCR diagnostic test designed to detect and identify a wide range of urinary tract infection (UTI) causing pathogens. This revolutionary technology allows for the rapid and accurate detection of 19 different UTI-causing pathogens.

WoundPath™ is our premier RT-PCR test for the detection of pathogens in wounds. This revolutionary technology allows long-term care facilities to rapidly and accurately detect more than 22 different pathogenic colonies that may disrupt wound healing.

RespiraPath™ is our reliable RT-PCR-based test for the detection of pathogens in the respiratory system. This revolutionary technology allows long-term care facilities to rapidly and accurately detect a total of 29 different disease-causing pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, and other microbes

GastroPath™ is an innovative, RT-PCR test designed by NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies for the rapid and accurate detection of pathogens found in a patient’s stool. Specifically, it can detect 30 different pathogens that commonly disrupt the human intestinal tract.

In other words, here at NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies, we remain committed to providing real-time services that are accurate, fast, and convenient!

Not only can you also customize your panels of choice, but sample collection is made easy for every test available.

If you’re ready to learn more or get started protecting your long-term care facility residents, simply contact NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies today by calling (352) 375-5553 or emailing info@ncfdna.com!