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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.