Healthcare professionals are continually challenged with the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic wounds. Delays in healing are usually multi-factorial and require a systematic approach beginning with the accurate detection of infectious agents. Conventional culture techniques are limited in being able to produce the growth of certain pathogens and leaves the provider with uncertainty. It is all about redefining the approach to pathogen identification in wounds with the development of six different specialized panels that can detect up to 46 pathogens at once per wound type. This level of specification combined with the most advanced technology is the first step to achieving successful wound healing.
By utilizing Real-Time PCR for pathogen identification, quantification & detection of antibiotic resistance. PCR is a molecular technique performed in a high complexity laboratory and can be used to precisely analyze the genetic material of pathogens. PCR is 3-5X more sensitive than conventional culture techniques and allows an ability to report both pathogen identification and antibiotic resistance results within 12-24 hours of specimen arrival at the lab.
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