About the Wound Panel

Wound healing is a complex process in which the skin and deeper tissues repair themselves after injury. Normally, within the first few minutes of injury, platelets in the blood begin to stick to the injured site and activates a most complex but fragile healing process that is prone to interruption or failure leading to the formation of non-healing chronic wounds. Factors that contribute to non-healing chronic wounds are diabetes, venous or arterial disease, infection, and metabolic deficiencies of old age.

Who should be tested?

Anyone with signs and symptoms of an infected wound which include: Slower than expected healing, tenderness at the site of the wound, increased temperature, redness, and swelling at the wound site, drainage of wound fluid or pus and fever.

How is the test done?

Specimens are easily obtained using the convenient ESwab™ Liquid Amies Collection and Transport System, placed in a pre-paid UPS clinical pack and overnighted to Excelsior Diagnostics. Excelsior will process the specimen using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) molecular technology with next day results. When the test is positive, the identified bacteria is automatically submitted for Antibiotic Resistance (ABR) Screening, to immediately identify the most effective antibiotic treatment.

How is that better than the standard legacy method?

Next day results of both the pathogens and the Antibiotic Resistance (ABR) Panel allow health care providers to treat infections more quickly and accurately than any other currently available test. The test can be used even with previous antibiotic use.

Acinetobacter baumannii / Clostridium perfringens / Corynebacterium striatum / Enterobacter aerogenes / Enterobacter cloacae / Enterococcus faecalis / Enterococcus faecium / Escherichia coli / Finegoldia magna / Klebsiella pneumoniae / Morganella morganii / Peptostreptococcus anaerobius / Proteus mirabilis / Pseudomonas aeruginosa / Salmonella enterica / Serratia marcescens / Staphylococcus aureu / Staphylococcus epidermidis / Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B) / Streptococcus pyogenese (Group A) / Streptococcus pneumoniae
Candida albicans 
Candida glabrata
Candida parapsilosis
Candida tropicalis
Candida spp.
Microsporum audouinii / Microsporum canis / Microsporum gypseum / Microsporum nanum / Trichophyton interdigitale / (T. mentagrophytes) / Trichophyton rubrum / Trichophyton soudanense / Trichophyton tonsurans / Trichophyton violaceum / Trichosporon beigelii / Trichosporon mucoides / Zygosaccharomyces spp. (genus level)

View the Complete Antibiotic Resistance Panel (ABR)

Antibiotic – Gene
  • Methicillin – mecA
  • Vancomycin – VanA1
  • Vancomycin – VanA2
  • Vancomycin – VanB
  • Quinolone and fluoroquinolone resistance – QnrA
  • Quinolone and fluoroquinolone resistance – QnrB
  • Macrolide resistance – ErmA
  • Macrolide resistance – ErmB
  • Macrolide resistance – ErmC
  • Ampicillin – ampC
  • Tetracycline – tetM
  • Carbapenem resistance – VIM
  • Carbapenem resistance – KPC
  • Carbapenem resistance – OXA-23
  • Carbapenem resistance – IMP-16
  • Carbapenem resistance – IMP-7
  • Carbapenem resistance OXA-72
  • Carbapenem resistance OXA-40
  • Carbapenem resistance – OXA-58
  • Carbapenem resistance – OXA-48
  • Carbapenem resistance – NDM
  • Beta-Lactam – blaSHV-5
  • Extended-Spectrum-Betalactamase – SHV
  • Extended-Spectrum-Betalactamase – CTX-M group 1
  • Extended-Spectrum-Betalactamase – CTX-M group 2
  • Extended-Spectrum-Betalactamase – CTX-M group 9
  • Extended-Spectrum-Betalactamase – CTX-M group 8/25
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