The DNA ConneXions® Staph and Strep Test Panel detects the presence/absence of three Staphylococcus species and five Streptococcus species, including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus gordonii, known to be involved in infections ranging from minor conditions to life threatening illnesses.
Staphylococcus (staph) is a group of bacteria with over 30 species. A type called Staphylococcus aureus causes most infections. Staph infections can range from minor skin problems to life-threatening illness if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. A growing number of otherwise healthy people are developing life-threatening staph infections.
Streptococcus (strep) are gram-positive aerobic organisms that cause many disorders, including pharyngitis, pneumonia, wound and skin infections, sepsis, and endocarditis. Symptoms vary with the organ infected. In addition to streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), certain Streptococcus species are responsible for many cases of pink eye, meningitis, bacterial pneumonia and endocarditis.
Sampling Method: Super Floss
About Shipping and Processing
Your purchase includes free standard shipping (both ways), lab processing, and a full report with the results of the sample you provide to us.
Lab Processing: Samples are processed in the order they are received.
Standard Reporting: Standard Reporting time is within 10 business days from the date the sample and payment is received by DNA ConneXions®.
Rush Report Processing (optional, $99): Rush Report Processing time is guaranteed within 5 business days from the date the sample and payment is received by DNA ConneXions®. You can select Rush Processing option on the Checkout page right before entering your payment information. See example (click to enlarge):
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO ISSUE A REFUND ON PURCHASED TESTS
Important Note Regarding All Tests: In order to return valid test results, it’s critical that directions are followed exactly as they are provided. Failure to do so may yield inaccurate results and a new test will have to be completed. Please be advised that the cost of a new test kit is $50. If you have questions about specimen collection on any of our tests, please visit our FAQ page, or contact us directly: 1-888-843-5832. Thank you!