Wound Care

State-of-the-art qPCR provides actionable diagnostics that can bring an end to the cycle of frustration and pain for patients with chronic non-healing wounds. Consensus guidelines from a Global Wound Biofilm Expert Panel include the use of DNA diagnostics in the first 1-4 days of chronic wound therapy as part of early intervention.

You need to know what microbiota are present in wounds that are impairing healing and a PCR allows you to do precisely that. Bacterial proliferation and colonization lead to a sustained presence of pro-inflammatory agents that degrade the extracellular matrix, which in turn inhibits cell migration and prevents wound closure.

 

Incomplete detection — or mixed flora culture results — offer physicians few options beyond guesswork and sub-optimal empirical solutions. In comparison, molecular testing can increase precise species identification some 20-fold, allowing you to select appropriate antimicrobial therapeutic options.

Clinical Utility

Wound Care Panel detects 16 pathogens (viral and bacterial) using rt-PCR (Target Enriched Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology – a multiplex PCR amplification technology to detect multiple targets simultaneously.

Patient information:

Patients must contact your physician to order a Wound Care Panel.

Wound Care Panel is available with a self-pay price for patients who do not have health insurance or for those who intentionally choose not to submit a claim to their insurance company. Oxy-Gen Lab accommodates all forms of payment including cash.

Specimen Information:

Swab

 

Turnaround Time

Same day (within 24 hours from receipt of specimen), Monday through Friday

 

Feel free to call us for scheduling.