Wound Panel

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PCL’s Wound Panel is focused on serving:

  • Infectious Disease Practitioners
  • Geriatric, Primary Care & Family Physicians
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities

Wound Panel Benefits

  • Identification of the pathogens as well as the detection of antibiotic resistance.
  • Able to detect organisms that a standard culture would not.
  • Rapidly determines whether bacterial infection is likely to respond to a specific antibiotic.

Wound Statistics

  • In the United States, 3% of the population >65 years of age have open wounds.
  • Antimicrobial use is a primary driver of antibiotic resistance. The CDC estimates that the use of 50% of antibiotics administered in hospitals is inappropriate or unnecessary.

The Wound Panel detects the following:

  • BACTERIAL
    • Acinetobacter baumannii
    • Actinobaculum schaalii
    • Aerococcus urinae
    • Alloscardovia Omnicolens
    • Citrobacter freundii
    • Citrobacter koseri
    • Coagulase Negative Staph
    • Corynebacterium riegelii
    • Enterobacter aerogenes
    • Enterobacter cloacae
    • Enterococcus faecalis
    • Enterococcus faecium
    • Escherichia coli
    • Klebsiella oxytoca
    • Klebsiella pneumoniae
    • Morganella morganii
    • Mycoplasma hominis
    • Pantoea agglomerans
    • Proteus mirabilis
    • Proteus vulgaris
    • Providencia stuartii
    • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    • Serratia marcescens
    • Staphylococcus aureus
    • Streptococcus agalactiae
    • Ureaplasma urealyticum
    • Viridans Group Strep
  • FUNGAL
    • Candida albicans
    • Candida auras
    • Candida glabrata
    • Candida parapsilosis
  • ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE MARKERS
    • ampC 
    • DHA
    • IMP-1 group, IMP-16, IMP-7
    • OXA-23, 72, 40, blaOXA-48
    • VIM
    • CTX-M group 1, 2, 9, 8/25
    • OXA-1, GES, PER-1, PER-2
    • PER-1, PER-2
    • TEM
    • mecA
    • QnrA, QnrS, Qnr B
    • vanA1, vanA2, vanB
    • dfrA5, dfrA1
    • Sul1, Sul2
    • nfsA
    • FOX 
    • ACC
    • MOX/CMY
    • BIL/LAT/CMY
    • SHV
    • VEB
    • KPC

Results will become available online within 24 to 48 hours of specimen receipt followed by hard copy in the mail and fax if requested.

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