Origin of "Fidalab", our mission, and our services.
Fidalab/ Briway Seattle is a privately owned CLIA-certified clinical diagnostic company in Seattle, WA, specializing in DNA-based molecular testing. The name “Fida” comes from latin meaning faithful, loyal. and trusting.
Dental Field: We offer an oral HPV test, which is employed to augment current annual visual oral cancer screening. Our cariogenic bacteria test identifies individuals who are at increased risk of developing dental cavities. Our periodontal bacteria test not only assists clinical management of periodontal disease, but also accesses individual’s risk of systemic diseases. Our special blend of high-quality probiotics is developed to improve your oral and dental health and ultimately improve your overall health.
Medical Field: We offer comprehensive diagnostic services towards women’s health, including Pathology, HPV testing, and genotyping, molecular STI screening, vaginosis panel, and urinary tract infection detection. We offer specially designed probiotics to promote health in diseases associated with imbalance of normal microbiota.
Our mission is to improve people’s lives by assisting healthcare providers to achieve accurate and timely diagnosis and by identifying at risk individuals for various diseases for closer surveillance, prevention, and early intervention with our tests, which employ cutting edge technologies.
Qinghua Feng, PhD
Co- Founder - Briway seattle / Fidalab
Dr. Qinghua (Quinne) Feng received her PhD in Molecular Biology/ Genetics from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine and did her Postdoctoral Fellow at Whitehead Institute/MIT. She worked at the University of Washington for 15 years as a research scientist and faculty member in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Feng has more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 5 book chapters, and received research funding from the National Institute of Health. She is one of the co-founders at Fidalab/ Briway Seattle and developed an accurate and sensitive screening assay for oral HPV 16 and 18 as well as a periodontal pathogen test. Dr. Feng remains a dedicated research scientist and is passionate about science and how it can improve life and health.