About Ascenda

Ascenda Biosciences is located in Alpharetta Georgia. We provide cutting edge, PCR – based diagnostic testing. We process specimens as soon as they are received at the lab. Test results are reported to the ordering physician within four business days. We help the physician get to the root cause of the problem quickly, improving positive patient outcome

01. Panel Options

Ascenda offers over 36+ unique markers in six different panel options which can be ordered individually, bundled or comprehensively.

02. Turnaround time

Our turnaround time is about 3-4 business days. Accurate patient results in a timely manner is important in diagnosing and treating patients, and we get that.

03. The Edge

Physicians are constantly seeking new ways to improve positive patient outcome. Our PCR testing provides the most advanced testing method, and produces the most sensitive and specific results available.

Proven Success

PCR Technology

Our PCR-DNA testing offers the most advanced form of testing available. We offer the most specific and sensitive results possible. Our laboratory produces results using the forefront of molecular innovative technology. Our test helps provide information to physicians so that they can properly diagnose diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Ulcerative Colitis (UC), and more!
PCR Medical Laboratory Building


A Team Of Professionals

Dr. John Hanson

Lab Director

Dr. Hanson is an expert in next-generation sequencing and molecular microbiology. Dr. Hanson received his PhD in 2008 from the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University, specializing in mammalian molecular systematic biology. He has deep experience in development and implementation of next-generation sequencing in clinical laboratories. He is board certified in molecular diagnostics and also serves as an inspector for the College of American Pathologists.

Dr. Vidhya Narayanan

Research Director

Dr. Narayanan graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008 with a PhD in Molecular Biology focusing on microbial genetics, and was awarded the graduate student of the year. She has 14 years of relevant research experience in the molecular field, and has her MDxT certification from ABB. She prides herself in complex problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking!
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