Digestive infections are inflammation of the digestive organs caused by a number of bacteria, viruses, and parasites leading to a range of health problems, some of which can be fatal. The digestive system, made up of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and gallbladder, helps the body digest food. Digestive infections usually last a few days and are characterized by abdominal cramps and discomfort, followed by diarrhea. Other symptoms might include: nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches, dehydration, mucus or blood in the stool, etc.
When symptoms point to a possible digestive infection, diagnosis can be confirmed through laboratory tests used for PCR detection from stool specimens and saliva. Therefore, Daan Gene uses real-time fluorescent PCR technology to detect human DNA and RNA, applicable to auxiliary diagnosis of digestive infection.