Mercy Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Striving to Accurately Diagnose Disease
Mercy Medical Center Microbiology Lab offers the Cepheid GeneXpert Dx Instrument for on-demand, continuous access molecular testing. This advanced technology platform can improve patient throughput and maximize the quality of patient care.
All test requests for C. difficile are being run on the GeneXpert. Clostridium difficile is the common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. C. diff infections have been increasing in incidence and severity.
· GeneXpert assay’s accuracy eliminates the need for additional or repeat testing.
· Patient management improves by allowing physicians to administer appropriate therapy.
· For hospitalized patients: Infection control measures are initiated faster so the length of hospital stay for patients decrease.
The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited Mercy Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 2018. Mercy is one of more than 7,700 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide.
During the stringent CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examined Mercy’s laboratory records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management.
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