The MAWD Molecular Lab was established in 2010 under the direction of Dr. Samuel Caughron, the region's only board certified Molecular Genetic Pathologist. MAWD Molecular Lab brings the latest advances in diagnostics and personalized medicine to Kansas City and has been designed from the ground up with a vision of the future. MAWD Molecular Lab houses state-of-the-art molecular equipment capable of running the most advanced diagnostics assays. The lab is staffed by experts in molecular techniques, and is continually adding to the menu of tests performed.

Our growing test menu currently offers:

WOMEN'S HEALTH

  • High-risk HPV using the Cobas® HPV test by Roche Diagnostics
  • HPV 16/18 genotyping
  • Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) detection by RT-PCR
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) detection by RT-PCR
  • Herpes HSV 1 & HSV 2
  • BD MAX Vaginal Panel
    • Lactobacillus spp. (L. crispatus and L. jensenii)
    • Gardnerella vaginalis
    • Atopobium vaginae
    • Bacterial Vaginosis Associated Bacteria-2 (BVAB-2)
    • Megasphaera-1
    • Candida spp. (C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis)
    • Candida glabrate
    • Candida krusei
    • Trichomonas vaginalis

ONCOLOGY

  • BREAST CANCER
    • HER2 Amplification by FISH

  • COLORECTAL CANCER
    • KRAS Mutation Analysis
    • BRAF Mutation Analysis
    • Microsatellite Instability (MSI) Analysis
    • Mismatch Repair (MMR) Gene Expression by IHC

  • LUNG CANCER
    • EGFR Mutation Analysis
    • ALK Translocation Detection by FISH

  • SKIN CANCER
    • BRAF for Melanoma