Quantity, bacterial or viral load, and CT values are not taken into consideration by the OneChoice Report. This is because there is limited data to suggest the quantity of a microbe will change treatment considerations.

In many situations, the quantity of non-pathogenic microbe may be higher than that of a pathogenic microbe, but OneChoice specifically focuses treatment on pathogenic microbes. For example, a urine specimen that detected high quantities of lactobacillus, and low quantities of gonorrhea. In this situation, the pathogen is clearly gonorrhea, as lactobacillus is a common flora colonizer.

In addition, molecular diagnostics do not typically distinguish between viable and non-viable microbes. Therefore, the quantity of a microbe may be misleading. Lastly, the way the sample was collected, and at which point during the timeline of disease, can affect the number of microbes isolated.