Wound Panel

Chronic wounds can lead to severe medical problems, which can total over 10 billion dollars per year in the USA. Chronic wounds cause substantial morbidity and disability. Bacterial infection of chronic wounds can further complicate wound treatment and healing. It is extremely important to have a method that quickly and accurately detects the potential bacterial infections that can inhabit chronic wounds. Traditional culture methods fail to provide timely results with accuracy. Molecular diagnostics offer promise for a more rapid and complete assessment of pathogens. Our wound panel consists of pathogens commonly known to infect wounds. Our panel also includes antibiotic resistance testing, which allows physicians to prescribe effective antibiotics from the beginning of treatment. The Candida panel can be selected if fungal infection is suspected.

Commonly found wound pathogens include:

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacteroides spp.
  • Citobacter freundii
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Morganella morganii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae