Wound Test

Wound Test

Innovative Gx Laboratories offer molecular diagnostics testing for the detection of Wound Pathogens in addition to conventional open and deep tissue wound infections, we cover all of the following wound infection types: impetigo, erysipelas, folliculitis, pyoderma, cellulitis, diabetic ulcer, actinomycetoma, animal bite wounds, implant-associated wound infections. Our wound test identifies all bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens responsible for these common infections through a simple E-swab specimen from a patient.

Innovative Gx Laboratories Infectious Disease

(Wound and Skin Infection)

There are many differences in laboratory diagnostic testing methods used for pathogen identification. These infectious disease tests include conventional culture-based techniques, point-of-care serological methods, and precision molecular-based testing. Molecular PCR based testing offers many advantages over these other methods of detection such as accuracy, inclusion of antibiotic resistance, and rapid turn-around of test results.

Wound pathogen testing is frequently inaccurate, incomplete, and cannot identify any antibiotic resistance, producing an ineffective report for physicians that may lead to continuing infections in wound healing patients.

This testing process often leads to a trial-and-error approach to treating wound infections, wasting valuable treatment time for patients, contributing to antibiotic resistance, and allowing persistent infections to spread from their original site.


  • Acinetobacter baumannii complex
  • Citrobacter sp
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
  • Staphylococci Coag-Neg (epidermidis, haemolyticus, lugdunensis)
  • Escherichia coli
  • Enterobacter sp
  • Enterococcus sp
  • Klebsiella sp
  • Morganella morganii
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Providencia stuartii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Actinomyces israelii
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bartonella sp
  • Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium septicum
  • Corynebacterium Striatum
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Finegoldia magna
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum
  • Malassezia furfur
  • Mycobacterium kansasii
  • Mycobacterium intracellulare
  • Nocardia asteroides
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Propionibacterium acnes (Cutibacterium acnes)


  • Candida albicans
  • Candida group (C.tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, Candida krusei, Candida glabrata)
  • Candida auris


  • HSV1, HSV2
  • Varicella zoster virus (VZV)


  • Tetracycline Resistance
  • AmpC Betalactamase Class A and D Beta-lactamase
  • Dihydrofolate and Sulfonamide Resistance
  • ERM Macrolide Resistance
  • Carbapenemase and Matallo-Betalactamase Resistance
  • AmpC and ESBL
  • KPC Carbapenemase
  • MefA Macrolide Resistance
  • Cfr Macrolide Resistance
  • CTX-M Class A Betalactamase
  • Quinolone Resistance
  • Vancomycin Resistance

Innovative Gx Laboratories uses PCR/RT PCR techniques to identify 45 pathogens and 34 antibiotic resistant genes (more than any other testing programs) for the greatest testing coverage and 100% accuracy.

An infected wound is an opening that often results in pain and swelling and might prevent the wound from healing. A non-healing wound often results in excessive pain and can lead to cellulitis, osteomyelitis, and sepsis.

Correct identification of the pathogens in an infected wound is essential for the selection of the appropriate treatment and proper healing. Innovative Gx Laboratories offers their Wound Pathogen test to identify a wide range of pathogens using molecular PCR/ RT PCR technology with a sensitivity to detect as few as 1 cell of the pathogen in a patient sample. Our Wound Pathogen test also identifies antibiotic resistance present in the pathogens to help with precision treatment.

Innovative Gx Laboratories (IGx) does not rely on less sensitive culturing techniques and days of waiting for laboratory results. We test by using PCR/ RT PCR molecular probes to detect and identify a large panel of pathogens and antibiotic resistance with accuracy and results within 24-48 hours from receipt to our laboratories.

Test your patient samples for infectious disease with cutting edge precision molecular tools!

Innovative Gx Laboratories’ Molecular Wound Pathogen Panel Test for Rapid Patient Diagnostics and Precision Treatment Plans.