ExceedMDx Genetic Testing offers reliable, accurate, confidential and non-invasive Urine-Based, PCR-based genetic testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) as well as for some other pathogens that are traditionally diagnosed in blood/plasma/serum and synovial fluids. However, there is overwhelming evidence in the scientific literature indicating that the genetic information (DNA and/or RNA) of such pathogens are present in urine.
Please note that none of the tests offered by ExceedMDx Genetic Testing are FDA or Health Canada approved tests (please see our regulatory approvals page). However, these tests are conducted confidentially by experienced scientists using the most up-to-date equipment and procedures in an ISO15189 and OLA accredited laboratory. These tests are made possible due to some key important reasons. Genetic information of such microorganisms are found in urine in low concentrations (this is well documented in the scientific literature), however, our ability to concentrate and isolate nucleic acids (DNA & RNA) from 25 mL to 50 mL of urine using our proprietary technology enables us to then diagnose these microorganisms using the commonly employed molecular biology technique of PCR (polymerase chain reaction).
Step 1: Place your order online, by phone or email.
Step 2 & 3: We send you via courier a kit containing a urine collection and preservation device; you add 25 to 45 ml of urine and ship it back to us in the provided return envelope.
Step 4 & 5: Upon receipt of the device containing your preserved urine; we will isolate the total Nucleic Acids (DNA & RNA) from this urine and conduct the test(s) you have ordered. You may order more than one test.
Step 6: Once the testing is completed you will be notified of the results of these test(s).
Note that we can do multiple testing from the isolated nucleic acids (DNA & RNA) and consequently if you order a second or a third pathogen test your cost will be lower.
Among the pathogens that can be detected in urine are the following: