PCR Wound Testing

PCR Wound Pathogen and Resistance Marker Testing for Precision Medicine

Rapid and accurate results (98% sensitivity and specificity) allow clinicians to eliminate much of the trial and error in diagnosing polymicrobial wound infections.

Differentiating colonization from infection through identification of bacterial load of dominant species leads to more effective and targeted therapy.

Skin and Soft Tissue Pathogens

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Anaerococcus spp.
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • --up to 80% of S. epidermidis carry mecA gene.
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Antibiotic Resistance Markers

  • mecA (MRSA)
  • Van A
  • Van B
  • KPC
  • OXA-23

  • The NextGen Advantage

  • Sensitivity and specificity greater than 98% translate to a reduction of false positives and negatives
  • Five key resistance markers help direct accurate and appropriate antibiotic use
  • Fast and simple specimen collection
  • Quantitative bacterial load provides an accurate depiction of polymicrobial infection
  • PCR wound testing, a powerful and accurate molecular test, precisely analyzes the genetic material of pathogens that may not be detected using cultures
  • Helps differentiate colonization from infection through bacterial load of dominant species