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