Welcome to the
Molecular Pathology LAb

We'd love to come visit your practice and show you and your staff how we can benefit you and your patients.

Our Services

GardnerBarnes and our team of professionals enable providers by offering fast, accurate and reliable testing results. Using the latest in molecular biology, we provide precision medicine where it matters most – in the physician”s hands.


We offer a solution that is both rapid and accurate and eliminates the guesswork in diagnosing and treating upper respiratory infections.


Urinary Tract Infections are one of the most commonly diagnosed illnesses in older adults and the #1 reason antibiotics are prescribed in Long Term Care Facilities.


The rate of GI infection related deaths has more than doubled over the recent years and patients with persistent symptoms need to be evaluted more extensively. 


Molecular Pathology  is redefining        the approach to pathogen identification in wounds with the development of six different specialized panels that can detect up to 46 pathogens at once per wound type.  

The Lab offers RespiraGene™, a genotype test that can be used to determine what SERPINA1 alleles are present.
There are over 120 mutations of the SERPINA1 gene that have been identified. 

The lab has developed tests to identify genetic variations that allow pathogens to become resistant to antibiotics. This information is instrumental to the provider when trying to select an effective antibiotic regimen for the patient.


GardnerBarnes is proud to  offer the very best in precision medicine to our clients.

Molecular Pathology is focused on empowering providers through precision medicine. There have been many advancements in the field of molecular biology over the last decade. The integration of these advancements into clinical practice requires a lab partner who not only has access to the technology, but the expertise to effectively use it to deliver rapid, accurate and actionable results to customers.

What is PCR?

DNA Polymerase is an arrangement of proteins solely designed to add nucleotides together for the purpose of building DNA strands. It is naturally occurring and can be extracted from a strain of bacteria called Thermusaquaticus that lives in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. It is important to use this type of DNA polymerase because it can survive near boiling temperatures and works very well at 72 degrees, the temperature used to extend the DNA strand during PCR. The DNA is extended when the polymerase enzyme grabs nucleotides that are floating in the liquid around it and binds them to the end of the primer.

Our Responsibility

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria do not respond to the drugs designed to kill them. It is one of the most serious public health problems in the United States and threatens to return us to the time when simple infections were often fatal. Improving the way we prescribe and use antibiotics, a concept referred to as “antibiotic stewardship,” is critical for all healthcare settings. When we optimize the treatment of infections, we protect patients from harm and combat antibiotic resistance.

Location is everything

While we are headquartered in Houston, Texas, GardnerBarnes has representatives located all across the United States. We are able to provide unparalleled service and support for our clients. Please reach out and schedule a demo today.