Integrated Medical Professionals has started DNA-based safety system, which is more secure and reliable.
I.M.P. is using “Know Error” system produced by Diagnostic ID LLC. which provides DNA confirmation between patient and their biopsy tissue sample ensuring that when patients biopsy results arrive, the results are of the tested patient.
The system’s testing sequence includes a comparison of short tandem repeat, or STR, profiles of both the patient and the biopsy sample cells.
The error-elimination system is designed for prostate cancer and breast cancer biopsy samples.
“Before a biopsy procedure, a reference sample of the patient’s DNA is taken by swabbing the inside of the patient’s cheek. The swab is sent to an independent forensic DNA lab,” the company said.
If biopsy results come back positive, DNA from the biopsy is double-checked against DNA from the patient cheek swab.
Integrated Medical Professionals is headquartered in Melville, NY. Dr. Deepak Kapoor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IMP has offices in Long Island NY, Westchester, Bronx and Brooklyn.