Sick of Being Sick? Learn How Your DNA Can Finally Give You a Diagnosis

We know how frustrating it can be to feel sick without getting any answers from your doctor or the treatment you really need. That’s why we offer a revolutionary service to our patients at Open Water Medical in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Zebulon, North Carolina. It’s called MicroGenDX® testing, and it helps our team get accurate diagnoses, faster by using your DNA.

What is DNA? 

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is your unique genetic blueprint. You get DNA from each parent, which is why you have inherited some of their traits like blue or brown eyes. Every cell in your body contains DNA from the moment you’re conceived until the day you die. Microbes, like bacteria and viruses, also contain DNA. MicroGenDX® tests your DNA for the presence of 25,000 known microbes.  

Testing is simple

We take samples of your DNA from your saliva or blood. Depending on your symptoms or health history, we may even use a urine or stool sample. We then send your samples to a special laboratory where they’re tested for microorganisms that could be causing your symptoms. Once we get the results, we develop a targeted treatment plan, so you feel better quickly.

Microbes can cause infections in humans from viruses, bacteria, fungus, or parasites. We can use this MicroGenDX test for everything from chronic urinary tract infections, wounds, ear, nose, and throat infections, diseases, chronic diarrhea, joint problems, and nail fungus.

By knowing exactly what’s causing your illness, we can prescribe the best medication to treat it. With these DNA evidence–based results, there will be no more guessing games or waiting to see if a certain medication will work. We can treat your condition right the first time so you can feel better sooner.

It’s fast and accurate

Through a highly sophisticated laboratory process called next-generation sequencing (NGS), we can get the results much faster than with traditional testing methods. Within 24 hours we’ll know preliminary results and will have a full report within five business days. Your DNA is tested, and the findings are compared with a database of 25,000 microbes. The results are 99.9% accurate, allowing us to develop the best treatment plan for you.

NGS is considered the gold standard when it comes to precision medicine and targeted therapies. It’s being used in cancer research and now it’s helping patients just like you get answers to health problems you’ve been dealing with for far too long.

Don't wait any longer for a diagnosis

If you’re sick and tired of feeling sick all the time, and not getting any answers, consider DNA microbe testing to finally get a diagnosis. The sooner you get an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment, the better you’ll feel.

To learn more about this innovative solution at Open Water Medical in North Carolina, call us at 252-728-5737 or request an appointment online at one of our convenient locations today.

 

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