SPECIAL LABORATORY SERVICES IN OUR CENTER
IN OUR CENTER, CERTAIN SPECIAL LABORATORY DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE TO US, WHICH WE CAN OFFER EXCLUSIVELY TO OUR PATIENTS.
Detection of fungal species
If there is a fungal infection on the skin (on any part of the body), hair and nails, it is an important success factor for a targeted therapy to know where the source of the infection is and/or who is the carrier of the fungus (e.g. human or animal carriers).
Normally, it takes a lot of time to accurately diagnose a fungal culture. It can take up to six weeks for a result from the laboratory to be available. The DermaGenius system, which we offer in our practice at Vienna Central Station, is a PCR-based method for detecting fungal species that cause skin, hair and nail infections. Compared to classic methods, this method enables a timely diagnosis as well as increased sensitivity and specificity.
Cost per approach: €220 (not covered by health insurance)
Diagnosing food intolerance - painlessly and quickly with the Gastrolyzer
In our medical center we work with the gastrolyzer, an H2 breath test, to determine any food intolerance quickly and painlessly. The gastrolyzer is a hydrogen breath test device with which functional intestinal diseases and, in particular, food intolerances can be determined through the patient's breath. It measures the hydrogen content of the breath, which is created by the bacterial decomposition of carbohydrates in the large intestine. These reach the lungs via the body's own circulation and can thus provide information about incompatibilities.
Cost per test: 90 € (not covered by health insurance)
Alex2 - Detailed analysis of allergens
With this modern test technology, the Allergy Explorer (Alex2), all relevant allergen sources can be identified. For repeatedly sensitized patients, or in the case of ambiguous clinical information, the conventional method to determine individual allergens is often time-consuming, limited by health insurance company laboratory restrictions, and can be as painstaking as searching for a needle in a haystack.
In such cases, a comprehensive »allergen screening« provides a clear picture of the sensitizations and therefore provides helpful support for the correct diagnosis and avoidance of exposure.
Examination of specific IgE against almost 300 allergens, including almost 120 extracts and 180 allergen components. The test therefore covers more than 90% of the possible type I allergen sources. All that is needed is 1 ml of blood.
Cost per test: 250 € (not covered by health insurance)