St, Augustine’s Medical Services is leading the way in respiratory infection detection in Grenada. The typical symptoms of a respiratory infection can be caused by many viruses and bacteria. SAMS lab has removed the guesswork with syndromic testing by utilizing a multiplex PCR test. We take one sample from a patient and combine several possible pathogens into one test, with results in about an hour.

Our equipment uses a syndromic approach to accurately detect and identify the pathogens most commonly associated with respiratory infections.  Rapid respiratory PCR test results may enable better-informed diagnosis and treatment of patients. Quick turnaround on a broad menu of pathogens may also help doctors make vital decisions regarding admission, isolation, cohorting, and additional diagnostic testing.

With integrated sample preparation, amplification, detection, and analysis, our new system uses multiplex PCR technology to simultaneously test for the following:


● Adenovirus
● Coronavirus HKU1
● Coronavirus NL63
● Coronavirus 229E
● Coronavirus OC43
● Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
● Human Metapneumovirus
● Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
● Influenza A
● Influenza A/H1
● Influenza A/H3
● Influenza A/H1-2009
● Influenza B
● Parainfluenza Virus 1
● Parainfluenza Virus 2
● Parainfluenza Virus 3
● Parainfluenza Virus 4
● Respiratory Syncytial Virus


● Bordetella parapertussis
● Bordetella pertussis
● Chlamydia pneumoniae
● Mycoplasma pneumoniae

Because respiratory symptoms are similar and overlapping, a syndromic panel can provide fast, comprehensive answers and take the guesswork out of choosing which pathogens to test for. We test at the molecular level to deliver results that are fast, accurate, and comprehensive.

Get in touch with us today to find out more on our latest technology.