GI360 – GI Questions from the Field

Learn the science, research and technology behind the GI360 test

In this 30 minute mini webinar, Dr. Joel Mortensen, PhD, Assistant Director of Microbiology at Doctors Data, answers some commonly asked questions from the field and runs through important developments in what we now know about the microbiome and how it relates to the GI360 Test.


  1. What is the state of the art analysis for microbiome analysis, PCR, culture and combination testing for gastroenteritis?
  2. What is the role of PCR and culture in the detection of stool pathogens and antibiotic resistance testing?

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Joel E. Mortensen, PhD

Dr. Mortensen is a career academic clinical microbiologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cincinnati Children's since 1991. Beyond providing consultation to the medical staff in clinical microbiology, his clinical interests include the application of rapid testing methods into the clinical microbiology laboratory and outpatient settings and LEAN manufacturing processes applied to clinical microbiology. His collaborations with faculty and fellows have resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, case studies and text chapters. Dr. Mortensen is also the Assistant Director of Microbiology at Doctors Data.