PCR Wound Panel Testing

Our wound panel is a comprehensive test utilizing real-time molecular PCR to detect the most common pathogens infecting wounds and soft skin. The typical turnaround time is 24 hours or less and is highly sensitive and specific with a 99% accuracy rate. The PCR-Dx Wound Panel makes it easier to manage skin and soft tissue infections, so diagnosis and treatment can be done promptly, preventing infections from getting worse.

Why choose Molecular PCR over Traditional Culture for Wound Infection Testing?

Chronic wounds have a huge impact on patients in all care settings. They can be expensive to treat and cause a great deal of suffering. Older adults are particularly vulnerable to this condition and much more likely to develop chronic wounds than younger people. It is essential that professionals in all areas of healthcare understand how to prevent, diagnose, and treat chronic wounds. 

Advantages of PCR testing:

  • The cooperative community component of a polymicrobial wound can be problematic for conventional culture testing
  • Conventional culturing cannot accurately identify all pathogens present in a wound disinfection
  • PCR testing can identify all pathogens present and aid in determining the most effective antibiotic
  • Much faster (24 hours or less), accurate results that lead to prescribed patient treatments, reducing suffering with faster healing time and less expense

Antibiotic Resistance and Sensitivity Testing

We identify resistances from the same swab sample for a comprehensive all-in-one solution. Our testing method utilizes multiple markers to detect the growth of pathogens while exposed to multiple antibiotics at various concentrations.  

Pathogens Detected

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacteroides spp.
  • Citrobacter freundii & braakii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes 

What We Do

PCR-Dx provides medical professionals with personalized molecular testing solutions for viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens.  Our molecular testing methodologies reduce wait-time without compromising the quality of patient results.

Traditional pathogen culture and identification methodologies can take days or weeks to received results.  At PCR-Dx, our labs can turn tests around in under 24 hours.  By choosing PCR-Dx your patients can rest easy knowing that their doctors are partnered with the most efficient and effective lab in the region.

Why choose PCR-Dx Diagnostics?

We have cutting-edge facilities, fast turnaround time, and actionable test results. Our facilities at PCR-Dx are CLIA and COLA accredited featuring the latest in cutting-edge testing equipment and technologies. The PCR-Dx scientific team, led by former WHO and CDC research scientist Dr. Anthony Luyai, combine over 70 years of combined experience in both laboratory and healthcare services. A focus on the utilization of PCR, BioFire, and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) provides ordering clinicians with the most accurate and rapid testing processes currently available. PCR-Dx is built on 3 powerful business principles: patients first, empower the physician, and triple-check the work.