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Patients2019-02-25T15:55:52-04:00

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 with its comprehensive testing.  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

FIRST, 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.

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.

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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

What sample kits do you offer?2019-02-25T18:47:04-04:00

KITS OFFERED: blood plasma, fecal (feces), urine, tissue swab, sputum (deep throat saliva and mucus), cerebrospinal fluid, prostate secretion, and breast milk.

*tissue swabs can also be used for environmental tests, such as your home, floors, outside surfaces, etc. 

What phlebotomist should I use?2019-02-25T18:42:24-04:00

Typically, we suggest that you contact a phlebotomist in your local area.

If you cannot find a participating phlebotomist in your local area, please email nseal@aperiomics.com with your city, state, and area code with the email subject line”Need a Phlebotomist Near Me”.

We can assist you by compiling a list of a few in your area based on our internal database.

Where do I get my blood drawn for a plasma sample?2019-02-25T18:41:36-04:00

Typically, we suggest that you contact a phlebotomist in your local area.

If you cannot find a participating phlebotomist in your local area, please email nseal@aperiomics.com with your city, state, and area code with the email subject line”Need a Phlebotomist Near Me”.

We can assist you by compiling a list of a few in your area based on our internal database.

Why do I need a physician in order to get this test?2019-02-20T21:47:40-04:00

In the US, it is required to have a physician to support you in order to have this test.

The physician will provide ICD-10 codes for potential insurance reimbursement as well as provide result analysis in order to diagnose and create a treatment plan to get you better.

Do I need a supporting doctor to able to order this test?2019-02-20T21:45:56-04:00

US patients require a supporting physician in order to get this test. We cannot send you a test until you have a doctor who is willing to support you by reviewing your results and creating a treatment plan post result review.

If needed, your physician can schedule a consultation with our infectious disease doctor on staff.

Do you ship kits/ serve patients internationally?2019-02-25T18:49:04-04:00

Yes.

We serve patients in most major international areas, and do this often.

 

Which sample kit should I order?2019-02-25T18:46:12-04:00

KITS OFFERED: blood plasma, fecal (feces), urine, tissue swab, sputum (deep throat saliva and mucus), cerebrospinal fluid, prostate secretion, and breast milk.

*tissue swabs can also be used for environmental tests, such as your home, floors, outside surfaces, etc. 

For most accurate results, we test from the closest source of infection(s), where you feel your symptoms. For example, if you have an upset stomach or diarrhea, we would have you do a fecal kit, or for urinary tract infections, we would suggest a urine kit, etc.

US patients require a supporting physician in order to receive the test. Typically, your physician can identify which test kit you will need.

 

Who is Aperiomics?2019-02-20T21:17:14-04:00

Aperiomics is the only company of its kind and scope in the world. It is revolutionizing the way that medical professionals around the world detect and diagnose infections. Supported by the National Science Foundation, Aperiomics identifies every known bacteria, virus, fungus, and parasite through deep shotgun metagenomic sequencing. We help doctors and their patients identify the causes of infections that other tests cannot identify, thus streamlining the path to a positive clinical outcome. Many patients that we have helped were sick for years with no understanding of why. Patients and their physicians often contact Aperiomics after hearing about our life-changing success stories. The complete genetic fingerprint of a sample is created and compared to Aperiomics’ Xplore- PATHO database – a comprehensive database of over 37,000 microorganisms, including the world’s largest collection of known pathogens. Aperiomics was named Life Science’s Innovator of the Year in 2016 and International Start Up of the Year in 2018.

What does Aperiomics test for?2019-02-22T16:01:20-04:00

Aperiomics tests for all known bacteria, virus, parasites and fungi based on the sequenced genomes from thousands of scientists around the world.  This includes microbes that can cause intestinal issues, urinary tract infections, Lyme disease and many other issues.

What exactly does “parasite” mean?2019-02-22T16:11:51-04:00

We at Aperiomics define parasites as the currently sequenced parasitic worm, amoeba, and archaea genomes. Outside of worms this does not include multicellular things like mites or insects. Mites and multicellular organisms are typically glaringly obvious through a simple microscope and do not require the cutting edge DNA sequencing Aperiomics provides to diagnose.

Do patients or customers need to be sick in order to have Aperiomics test them?2019-02-20T21:20:20-04:00

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. 

Many patient’s have found it beneficial to know what their healthy body’s microbial state looks like to serve as a baseline for comparison in the event they do become ill in the future.

Difference between Chronic Lyme and Lyme?2019-03-18T10:38:10-04:00

Chronic Lyme is different from Lyme in that it is thought to be an infectious after effect. Little is known about the most effective treatments or if it’s actually an active lingering infection. Some of our preliminary findings seem to support that the cause is not an active infection caused by known tick borne vectors although it could be caused by pathogens.

Do I have to be a doctor to order your testing services?2019-02-20T21:21:06-04:00

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.

International patients do not need a supporting physician to order the test.

Does Aperiomics test for Lyme Disease?2019-02-20T21:23:03-04:00

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. 

Why would there be a need to test multiple samples at one time?2019-02-20T21:24:04-04:00

In some cases, if there is not a clear, single site of infection (or symptom), we will request that multiple samples be collected and tested.  In this case, we will request multiple sample to ensure the best possible results.

Is there anything to be careful of when shipping samples?2019-02-20T21:25:39-04:00

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

Your physician (for US patients only) and you will receive your results within 10-14 days after sample is returned to Aperiomics.

Are there any medications, probiotics, or treatment to discontinue before testing?2019-02-20T21:27:46-04:00

For us to get the best possible sample, it is typically recommended that all anti-infective treatments (antifungals, antiparasitics, antibiotics) 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, so our infectious disease doctor is aware of this when interpreting your results during the post- results physician consultation.

Do the biologicial samples have to be refrigerated or frozen?2018-11-08T14:18:22-04:00

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?2019-02-20T21:30:07-04:00

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. 

For most accurate results, we test from the closest source of infection(s), where you feel your symptoms. For example, if you have an upset stomach or diarrhea, we would have you do a fecal kit, or for urinary tract infections, we would suggest a urine kit, etc. If there are NO CLEAR SIGNS OF SYMPTOMS, we suggest a blood plasma kit.

How long does it take to get the test results?2019-02-20T21:31:44-04:00

Testing typically takes 10- 14 days.

Once your results are returned to your physician (physician required by US patients only), you can set up a consultation with our infectious disease doctor on staff. They will help your physician understand and interpret the results if needed.

How do I get the results?2019-02-20T21:40:41-04:00

Results are sent to healthcare providers securely and directly. For international patients, results are sent to you or your physician on file (if applicable).

If needed, one can schedule a consultation with our infectious disease doctor on staff to interpret and understand patient results.

What do the results mean?2019-02-20T21:34:32-04:00

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 and help your physician gain the context needed for them to diagnose and create a treatment plan.

How does Aperiomics testing differ from what other companies offer?2018-11-08T14:31:59-04:00

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?2018-11-08T15:14:27-04:00

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.

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