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.
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