Wound Testing Menu

NovaDX has developed a qPCR based test with a resistance option for rapid detection, speciation, and resistance profiling of wound pathogens. Submit a swab that has been gently wiped over the infected region of skin to our lab and we will perform the DNA extraction and qPCR analysis of the listed pathogens commonly seen in wound infections with immediate reporting.

Why Test Wounds

Accurate and prompt identification and determination of wound pathogens is key to proper wound management for patients suffering from pathogenic infection. The majority of skin wounds are colonized with both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and yeast.


Because efficiency and turnaround time are so important to physicians and their patients, NovaDX uses 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.


  • Staphylococcus aureus       
  • mecA (Resistance Gene)     
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • vanC1 (Resistance Gene) 
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis    
  • Streptococcus pyogenes  (Group A Strep)
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep)


  • Escherichia coli     
  • E. coli blaNDM-1 (Resistance Gene)         
  • E. coli AmpC (Resistance Gene)
  • Bacteroides fragilis      
  • B. fragilis TEM (Resistance Gene)    
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae     
  • Proteus mirabilis      CTX-M group 1 (Resistance Gene)     
  • OXA-1 (Resistance Gene)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa       
  • VIM Carbapenem (Resistance Gene)      
  • CTX-M group 2 (Resistance Gene)
  • IMP-1 (Resistance Gene)      
  • QnrA (Resistance Gene)       
  • SHV (Resistance Gene)     
  • IMP-2 group (Resistance Gene)


  • Candida albicans      
  • Candida glabrata      
  • Candida parpsilosis
  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida tropicalis