Luminex Case Study: St. John Providence & ARIES®

St. John Providence provides comprehensive prevention, primary care, and advanced treatment programs with more than 125 medical centers and six hospitals spanning four counties. They are committed to providing care to treat the entire person—body, mind, and spirit. This philosophy of care underscores their heritage as a faith-based health system offering their patients so much more than medicine. St. John Providence is the largest provider of inpatient care in southeast Michigan and one of the largest employers in metro Detroit.

Ted E. Schutzbank, Ph.D., Technical Director, Special Testing and Microbiology and his team provide an overview of the St. John Providence laboratory in Gross Pointe, MI and how they have adopted the ARIES® System into their molecular pathology lab for a variety of testing, including women's health and respiratory testing. Specifically, The ARIES platform has helped to make their molecular testing more streamlined. Additionally, being able to run various samples types for different assays at the same time is extremely beneficial. This helps get results back to doctors quicker, who in turn, can make quicker treatment decisions for their patients.

ARIES® allows St. John Providence to set up tests quickly and run up to 12 different assays at a time in a sample to answer platform. One of the most important tests for their pediatricians is the ARIES® Bordetella Assay to test for Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis, also known as Whooping Cough.