Molecular Imaging Tests
Molecular Imaging Tests use a method of RNA fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), as well as confocal laser microscopy in order to detect the ribosomal RNA or messenger RNA of the species being tested in blood. We currently offer RNA FISH testing of the following microbes in the blood:
Image: Bacteria in blood revealed by RNA-FISH and confocal microscopy.. The colored dots are fluorescing probes attached to the rRNA of Bartonella. Scale = 1 RBC diameter 7.5-8.7 microns, images captured with 60x objective. Copyright 2023 TLab Inc.
BNR Imaging Test
Assesses for Biofilms, Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs), and Red Blood Cell Inclusions. This High-Resolution Blood Film Imaging test uses techniques of differential staining and bright-field microscopy in order to report results for biofilm, neutrophil degranulation, and red blood cell inclusions. Results are intended as an aid in differential diagnosis.
Image: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) in blood as shown by brightfield microscopy. Scale = 1 RBC diameter 7.5-8.7 microns, images captured with 60x objective. Copyright 2023 TLab Inc.