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Patients2018-11-05T21:19:38+00:00

Better Technology

Americans spend $200-250 billion per year on medical diagnostic testing according to the American College of Physicians.  Much of that testing uses old technology and guesswork… leading to wasted time, money and chronic infection.

Aperiomics can identify any known pathogen in a single test.  We are the only company using deep next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify pathogens.  The complete genetic fingerprint of pathogens is captured from samples and our expert team uses a highly accurate, proprietary technology to analyze the genetic fingerprints, identifying every bacteria, virus, fungi and parasite that may be causing infection.

Getting Tested

TALK TO YOUR DOC

Talk to your doctor first, they should know what type of sample you should have tested. It’s important that the pathogens causing infection are collected in the sample… if it’s not in the sample, we won’t be able to identify it!

GET THE KIT

Testing starts by sending the doctor or patient specialized collection kits (blood, swab, fecal, urine, tissue, semen, etc). The collection kits render the sample non-infectious and keeps the genetic material intact at room temperature for up to 30 days.

GET THE KIT

SHIP THE KIT

The physician will then collect the sample and ship it in a pre-paid envelope to us.

TESTING

We then test the sample for all known microorganisms, including pathogenic bacteria, virus, fungi and parasites.

GET THE REPORT

It takes 1-2 weeks to send the report to your clinician and they will interpret the results for best care decisions.

Privacy

Aperiomics goes through great measures to ensure that your personal information and genetic material remains private and secure.  Your individual information will not be sold, rented or leased to any third party without your expressed written consent.

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Research Participation

As part of testing, we invite all patients to participate in ongoing research to better understand infectious diseases.  The purpose of this research is to study microbial flora, develop new testing and to analyze the results of our tests at population levels.  Your participation in our research study is completely voluntary and will allow the anonymous use of your sequence and demographic data.  All personal identifiers will be removed from your sample to ensure complete confidentiality.  If for any reason you change your mind, your participation in the research study can be stopped at any time and all residual samples will be discarded.

Aperiomics has successfully found many infections missed by standard testing. By utilizing the Aperiomics Microbial Database, my interstitial cystitis patients have been able to finally identify not only bacteria, but fungal and viral infections contributing to their chronic bladder symptoms and then receive the appropriate treatment needed to cure what was previously thought to be a chronic, degenerative, and incurable condition.
Ruth Kriz, APRN

Aperiomics provides state of the art DNA testing for over 30,000 microbes of the viral, bacterial, parasitic and fungal variety.  This is a powerful silver bullet in testing for any savvy physician to diagnose the underlying root causes of most medical illness from chronic fatigue to headaches to IBS and a variety of pain syndromes, just to name a few. The staff are friendly, approachable and responsive. It has made a significant difference in the care of my patients and has saved many lives.

LH Zackrison, MD,

Patient FAQs

Will Aperiomics contact patients’ doctors?2018-11-08T14:00:07+00:00

We will not contact doctors until patients submit their sample to us for testing. If patients would like us to contact their doctor before ordering a collection kit, just let us know and we will reach out to them.

Who is Aperiomics?2018-11-08T14:01:08+00:00

Aperiomics is a biotechnology company that saves lives.  Healthcare providers and patients call on us to identify infectious diseases that other tests have missed.  We are the only company of its kind and scope in the world.  Aperiomics can identify any known pathogen (bacteria, virus, fungi or parasite) in a single test through next-generation sequencing (NGS) of the DNA or RNA in a patient’s sample.  Then we compare the genetic fingerprint of that sample against the Aperiomics Microbial Database™, a comprehensive database of microorganisms, including the world’s largest collection of pathogens. We then send a report of all identified pathogens and non-pathogens, including the abundance of each.  Our technology helps medical professionals solve difficult medical cases, remove guesswork and limit the use of antibiotics.

What does Aperiomics test for?2017-07-10T19:50:06+00:00

Aperiomics tests for all known bacteria, virus, parasites and fungi.  This includes microbes that can cause intestinal issues, urinary tract infections, Lyme disease and many other issues.

Do patients or customers need to be sick in order to have Aperiomics test them?2018-11-08T14:03:30+00:00

No, patients or general customers do not need to be sick to be tested.  In some cases it may be desired to know one’s normal microbial population.  Aperiomics can perform a complete metagenomic microbiome assessment from any clinical sample.  One may use that as a baseline in case they do get sick for comparison.

Do I have to be a doctor to order your testing services?2018-11-08T14:08:06+00:00

Aperiomics typically requires a clinician be involved in the collection and ordering of our testing.  This allows for the proper documentation for potential insurance reimbursement, as well as allowing for proper interpretation of results for the patient.

Does Aperiomics test for Lyme Disease?2017-12-05T17:34:45+00:00

Yes.  All known forms of Lyme and tick-bourne diseases are in the Aperiomics Microbial Database.  Since Lyme Disease is very cryptic and likes to hide itself in various parts of the body, we recommend collection of blood, swab, urine and fecal samples to best chance of capturing the pathogen in the collection kits.  If the pathogens are not in a kit, we won’t be able to find it!

Why would there be a need to test multiple samples at one time?2018-11-08T14:11:16+00:00

In some cases, if there is not a clear, single site of infection, we will request that multiple samples be collected and tested.  We cannot identify the microorganism(s) causing infection unless it is physically collected in the samples.  Thus, we will request multiple sample to ensure the best possible results.

Is there anything to be careful of when shipping samples?2018-11-08T14:12:32+00:00

When collected as instructed, samples are rendered non-infectious and stable at ambient temperatures for up to 30 days.  The supplies shipping materials will return the sample next-day, and thus no special concerns are needed when shipping samples back to Aperiomics.

Are there any medications, probiotics, or treatment to discontinue before testing?2018-11-08T14:16:28+00:00

For us to get the best possible sample, it is typically recommended that all anti-infective treatments be stopped 3 days prior to sample collection. This should be discussed with a healthcare provider. Probiotics should be stopped 14 days prior. All anti-infective treatments and probiotics should be listed on the requisition form.

Do the biologicial samples have to be refrigerated or frozen?2018-11-08T14:18:22+00:00

No.  Our specialized collection kits contain a solution that renders samples non-infectious and keeps the genetic material that we need intact for up to 30 days at room temperature.  Combined with our supplied packing materials, it also makes it safe for shipping… so no need to worry.

How is the appropriate type of sample(s) for testing determined and what collection kits should be ordered?2018-11-08T14:20:59+00:00

Physicians should be able to tell patients which kit or kits they’ll need to help identify the pathogens causing your illness.  While a single kit may be needed, in some instances patients may require additional kits (blood, swab, urine, fecal, tissue or semen) to capture the pathogens at the suspected source of the infection.  We won’t be able to give the best information if the microbes causing the issue aren’t collected in the kit!

How long does it take to get the test results?2018-11-08T14:24:44+00:00

Testing typically takes 1-2 weeks.

How are the results recieved?2018-11-08T14:26:04+00:00

Results are sent to healthcare providers securely and directly.

What do the results mean?2018-11-08T14:27:44+00:00

A healthcare provider, analyzing our results along with the patient’s clinical history, will help patient’s understand the results of their testing.  We provide one-on-one support for healthcare providers to understand our reports.

Is Aperiomics testing covered by insurance?2018-11-08T14:30:10+00:00

Aperiomics is now providing insurance billing on a case-by-case basis. To determine if a patient’s insurance coverage qualifies for us to bill our services, we will need to do a verification of benefits prior to any testing.  Patients will need to send their name, date of birth, contact information, and copies of the front and back of the patient’s insurance card. After the verification of benefits is complete, we will contact the patient with the details of your coverage, including any out of pocket payment required before we start testing.  In some cases, patients will only be required to pay a $200/sample co-insurance  plus shipping/handling charges.  Please contact us for details.

How does Aperiomics testing differ from what other companies offer?2018-11-08T14:31:59+00:00

Most labs test for just one or a handful of pathogens at a time. Others are only focuse on one aspect like bacteria.  Aperiomics tests for ALL known pathogens at once!  This is the most comprehensive testing available on the market and one of the best options for identifying chronic or cryptic infections.

If I’m taking probiotics, will that affect my results?2018-11-08T15:14:27+00:00

Taking probiotics while submitting a stool sample will severely hamper your results.  We recommend stopping all probiotics at least two weeks prior to submitting a stool sample to us.

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN HELP

The Aperiomics Microbial Database™ is a comprehensive microbial database of microorganisms, including the world’s largest collection of pathogens.

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