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INFECTIOUS DISEASE

ADVANCES IN FIGHTING INFECTION

Molecular Testing for

Infectious Disease

New clinical data around chronic wounds show that certain pathogens damage DNA prohibiting wound healing. Additionally 90% of chronic wounds show evident of biofilm compared to 6% of acute wounds. Biofilms have a high resistance to antibiotics and proper detection is critical to proper wound management.

HEALIX Medical Solutions is a division of National Wound Care that provides rapid and accurate detection of infection with antibiotic guidance. Infectious disease panels include Wound, Respiratory, UTI, GI, STD, and Women's Health.

Studies have shown that the Traditional Culture Method developed over 75 years ago is substandard to identifying infections. NWC uses molecular technology through Real-Time PCR detection to identify pathogens at 98% accuracy.

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PCR VS. TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Reasons to Consider Using

Molecular Lab Results for Wound Care

Real-Time PCR

  • Identifies microbial RNA/DNA with 98% accuracy.

  • Results within returned within 24 hours.

  • Wider range of pathogens and microbes identified simultaneously.

  • Analysis NOT affected by current antibiotics used by patient.

Traditional Culture

  • Trial and error leading up to 60% false negative results.

  • Results ranging from 3-7 days.

  • Inconclusive results due to "contaminated" samples if more than 3 microbes identified AND certain microbes do not grow outside the host.

  • Antibiotic use affects outcome of analysis.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE PANELS

Our Specialty PCR 

Lab Tests Include

NWC implemented molecular testing because of its efficacy for wound pathogens and biofilm. Due to the superior uses for other major infections and chronic illness, we have implemented the following panels into our programs.

WOUND
UTI
GI
RESPIRATORY
Other:
WOMEN'S HEALTH
COVID-19
STD
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COVID-19

SARS-CoV2

COVID-19 results are included in our respiratory infectious disease lab collection kits. These are covered under Medicare and most insurance. For Facility staff screening, tests are $100 or per your contract with NWC.

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Phone:  1.800.982.1835

Fax:       1.800.808.8768

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