Wound Pathogen Panel

Our PCR testing can identify which type(s) of bacteria are causing the infection, and which antibiotic would best treat the infection and help heal the wound.

About Our Wound Pathogen Panel

We screen wounds for 21 pathogens and 8 antibiotic resistance markers simultaneously by utilizing advanced molecular identification techniques. We also provide optional antibiotic sensitivity testing.

Within one day of receiving a sample, our lab is able to identify what organism(s) are responsible for a patient’s infection, and if they have antibiotic-resistant genes. With Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing, our lab can tell you how sensitive those organisms are to a variety of antibiotics 24 hours later.

Who We Are

Specialists in the testing of Wound Pathogens using both PCR and Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing. Operated by Board Certified Pathologists with state-of-the-art testing equipment. Providing rapid, reliable and responsive services for your practice, ensuring clear and accurate reporting to your valued patients.

Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing

Our BD Phoenix system uses multiple indicators to detect growth of organisms in the presence of dozens of antibiotics at different concentrations within 16 hours.

The inclusion of all reported antimicrobial concentrations on the BD panel provides the foundation for detection of emerging resistance. Simply stated, the Phoenix Susceptibility System was designed to detect antimicrobial resistance today and in the future.

Real-time PCR

  • Precisely analyzes genetic material of pathogens.
  • Can be completed in 24-hours.
  • Can identify a wider spectrum of microbes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi simultaneously).
  • Provides a more definitive diagnosis.
  • Analysis is not affected by current antibiotic use.

Pathogen Panel

Acinetobacter baumannii Bacteroides fragilis Citrobacter Freundii Clostridium septicium Enterobacter aerogenes Enterobacter cloacae Enterococcus faecalis Enterococcus faecium Escherichia coli Kingella kingae Klebsiella oxytoca Klebsiella pneumonia Morganella morganii Mycobacterium bovi Prevotella loescheii Proteus mirabilis Proteus vulgaris Pseudomonas aeruginosa Staphylococcus aureus Strep. Pyogenes (Group A) Strep. Agalactiae (Group B)

Resistance Gene Panel

Ampicillin Carbapenam ESBL Macrolide Methicillin Quinolone Tetracycline Vancomyocin