Molecular testing personalizes the medicine of wound care. We not only identify the major infecting agent but also asses the wound biome, i.e. multiple microbes living in a biofilm-based community contributing to infection and treatment failure. Our tests identify multiple bacterial and fungal species causing infection as well as antibiotic-resistant genes. The result is an accurate diagnosis, personalized treatment, and more rapid healing.
Chronic wound infections often involve multiple organisms. Polymicrobial infections are associated with inferior outcomes, however; microbial culture methods fail to identify the vast majority of bacterial and fungal species present in the wound. The presence of fungal species is not only extensive in wounds but they also play an active role in delayed healing, increased complications and poor outcomes.
Molecular testing improves antimicrobial stewardship. We report antibiotic resistance genes when present. Choosing antimicrobial drugs that work will reduce treatment failure and curb the creation of drug-resistant superbugs.
Our molecular microbial tests remove the uncertainty and delay of traditional testing and provide physicians with the most accurate information for a successful course of treatment.
Once you know the RIGHT BUG you can select the RIGHT DRUG.
Easy Collection ProcessProcuring samples for wound care or onychomycosis testing is easy. There are no special surgical procedures or storage requirements. Collection swabs and containers can be stored at room temperature. To ship, simply call lpsum Diagnostics to schedule a pickup. lpsum Diagnostics will train you and your staff on collection technique and provide all supplies for specimen collection and shipping.
Collecting Wound Sample