The Center of Excellence for Molecular Diagnostics features a flagship molecular laboratory in the frames of our state-of-the-art testing facility in ICAD, Abu Dhabi. 

The test menu of the Centre inlcudes the following groups of tests: 

Molecular Diagnotics Tests for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) by multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Available for seven pathogens which can be requested as a single assay, or in several standard and customizable panel.

  • Neisseria gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia trachomatis 
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Ureaplasma parvum
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Mycoplasma hominis 

 

Order Code Order Code Name CPT Code Specimen type Volume Specimen container

9912010

STI-7 Test,  PCR

Test Includes:

Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma hominis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia trachomatis

87661, 87491, 87591, 87798 x4

Urine

Vaginal swab

Urine: 10-30 ml of first void urine

Swab: One Aptima® swab or dry swab

Urine: Sterile polypropylene container

Swab: Aptima® swab or dry swab

9912005

STI-5 Test, PCR 

Test Includes:

Ureaplasma urealyticum, Ureaplasma parvum, Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma hominis, Trichomonas vaginalis

87661, 87798 x 4

Urine

Vaginal swab

Urine: 10-30 ml of first void urine

Swab: One Aptima® swab or dry swab

Urine: Sterile polypropylene container

Swab: Aptima® swab or dry swab

183194

Chlamydia/Gonococcus, PCR

Test Includes:

C. Trachomatis &

N. Gonorrhoeae Profile

87491, 87591

 

Endocervical, vaginal, or male urethral swab; first-void urine (patient should not have urinated for one hour prior to specimen collection); or cervical cells in liquid cytology vial

One swab (endocervical, vaginal, or urethral), 2 mL of a 10 mL to 30 mL urine collection, or entire liquid cytology vial

Sterile urine container without preservative or Aptima® urine specimen transport; Aptima® swab; ThinPrep cytology vial

188078

Chlamydia trachomatis, PCR (CT PCR)

87491

Endocervical, vaginal, or male urethral swab; first-void urine (patient should not have urinated for one hour prior to specimen collection); or cervical cells in liquid cytology vial

One swab (endocervical, vaginal, or urethral), 2 mL of a 10 mL to 30 mL urine collection, or entire liquid cytology vial

Sterile urine container without preservative or Aptima® urine specimen transport; Aptima® swab; ThinPrep cytology vial

188086

Neisseria Gonorrhoeae, PCR (NG PCR)

87591

 

Endocervical, vaginal, or male urethral swab; first-void urine (patient should not have urinated for one hour prior to specimen collection); or cervical cells in liquid cytology vial

One swab (endocervical, vaginal, or urethral), 2 mL of a 10 mL to 30 mL urine collection, or entire liquid cytology vial

Sterile urine container without preservative or Aptima® urine specimen transport; Aptima® swab; ThinPrep cytology vial

TAT days: 3-5 days

Testing frequency: Monday and Wednesday

Methodology: Multiplex Real-Time PCR

Benefits of molecular diagnostics by multiplex real-time PCR

(compared with conventional diagnostic methods - ELISA, Giemsa stain, culture etc.)

  • Multiple test from one sample of choice 
  • Shorter TAT
  • Enhanced sensitivity
  • Smaller sample requirements
  • Comparable results
  • Cost-effectiveness
Multiple tests from one sample of choice
  • Urine (fist catch of random urine)
  • Swab sample (urethral, vaginal and cervical)  
  • Liquid based cytology sample

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Molecular Diagnostics Test for Human Papiloma Virus (HPV)

Order Code Order Code Name

051055

HPV Genotyping

TAT days: 3-5 days

Testing frequency: Sunday and Wednesday

Methodology: PCR, Probe Microarray hybridization

Sample type: Cytology vials: Surepath & ThinPrep 

Storage: Refrigirate 

Molecular Diagnostics Tests for Thrombosis

Order Code Order Code Name

512103

Thrombosis SNP Panel Assay

Test Includes: Factor V Leiden Mutation, MTHFR, Prothrombin II Mutation

9912075

Factor V Leiden & Prothrombin (F II ) Mutations, Whole Blood

511154 

Factor V Leiden Mutation

511238

Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) 2 Variants

511162

Prothrombin (Factor II) Mutation

Testing Frequency: Sunday and Tuesday

Methodology: Multiplex Real Time PCR

Specimen type: Whole blood, specimens should be tested within 72 hours of collection 

Molecular Diagnostics Tests for Hepatitis B and C

Order Code Order Code Name

551610

HBV DNA Quantitative PCR

550080

HCV RNA Quantitative PCR

TAT days: 3-5 days

Testing frequency:Monday and Wednesday

Methodology:Real-time Quantitative PCR

Sample type: Plasma

Storage: Frozen

Virology PCR tests

Order Code Order Code Name CPT Code Specimen type Volume Specimen container Storage

138693

Cytomegalovirus Qualitative, PCR

87496

EDTA Blood (Plasma), Urine, Ocular Humor

Minimum: 0.6- 1 ml

Sterile Container

Refrigerated

(2-8 C)/ except for plasma to be frozen ,Plasma must be separated from cells within 24 hours

138313

Varicella Zoster Virus Qualitative, PCR

87798

CSF, UTM Swab, Ocular Humor

Minimum: 0.6- 1 ml;

One UTM swab

Sterile Container;

UTM swab

Refrigerated

(2-8 C)

138651

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 Qualitative, PCR

87529 x 2

CSF, Aptima Vaginal Swab, Ocular Humor

Minimum: 0.6- 1 ml;

One Aptima Vaginal Swab

Sterile Container;

Aptima Vaginal Swab

Refrigerated

(2-8 C)

Specimen stability: Refrigerated (2-8 C) for 7 days

TAT days: 5-7 days

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HIV confirmation testing

Order Code Order Code Name CPT Code Specimen type Volume Specimen container Storage Specimen stability TAT*days

083904

 HIV-1/2 Ab Confirmation and Differentiation,

Serum

86701

86702

Serum

5 ml

Gel barrier tube

Refrigerate

7 days at 2°C to 8°C

1-2 days

139350

Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 Qualitative RNA, Plasma

87535

Plasma

3 ml;

Minimum volume: 1.5 ml

2 x Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Store whole blood at 2-25°C for no longer than 24 hours. Separate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation at 800-1600 x g for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer plasma to a sterile polypropylene tube.

6 weeks if frozen at

-20°C to

-80°C.

3-5 days

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