Fungus Testing Services
NovaDX has developed a qPCR based test with a resistance option for rapid detection and speciation of fungi most commonly observed to harm the foot. Submit a small skin/nail sample to our lab and we will perform the DNA extraction and qPCR analysis of the listed pathogens commonly seen in fungally infected feet with immediate reporting.
Why Test Nail Fungus
Foot fungus infections are estimated to occur in over a billion people each year. Research suggests that rates of infection are increasing. Fungi can infect almost any part of the body; however, these infections are most commonly observed in the skin and nails, mainly in the foot. Anyone can acquire these infections, but the elderly and critically ill are often the most common sufferers.
WHEN SPEED MATTERS
Because efficiency and turnaround time are so important to physicians and their patients, NovaDX uses quantitative polymerase chain reactions”/“NovaDX uses a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR or Real-Time PCR). qPCR is faster than traditional PCR and does not require post-amplification manipulation for bacterial or fungal identification. We target specific species through custom assays to accurately detect pathogens and can do so within hours of receiving samples. This type of testing greatly improves the length of time for specific detection and diagnosis versus using traditional cultures.