Wound Test

Innovative Gx Laboratories Infectious Disease
(Wound and Skin Infection)

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.

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.



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.


  • Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Actinomyces israelii
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bartonella henselae
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium septicum
  • Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci
  • Corynebacterium striatum
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Finegoldia magna
  • Fusobacterium  necrophorum
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum
  • Klebsiella oxytoca
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Morganella morganii
  • Malasezzia furfur
  • Mycobacterium kansasii
  • Mycobacterium intracellulare
  • Nocardia asteroides
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Pasteurella multocida
  • Peptinophilus harei
  • Peptinophilus ivorii
  • Peptostreptococcus
  • Providencia stuartii
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B)
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae


  • Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)
  • Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2)


  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida auris
  • Candida krusei
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida parasilosis
  • Candida tropicalis
  • Candida albicans

Antibiotic Resistance

  • Carbapenemase resistance
  • Class A Beta-lactams resistance
  • Class B Beta-lactams resistance
  • Class C Beta-lactams resistance
  • Class D Beta-lactams resistance
  • Extended Spectrum Beta-lactams resistance
  • Fluoroquinolone resistance
  • Macrolides resistance
  • Methicillin resistance
  • Tetracycline resistance
  • Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole resistance
  • Vancomycin resistance
  • Extensive list of pathogens included – no waiting for reflex testing required.
  • 34 Antibiotic resistant genes identified.
  • Highly accurate precision PCR/ RT PCR techniques (100% accuracy).
  • Reporting on all pathogens in specimens, not just the culturable pathogens.
  • Rapid turnaround time – typically same-day results upon specimen receipt by our laboratory.
  • Individualized antibiotic treatment plan available with each test for physicians for ease of treatment.
  • Wireless test reporting with EMR integration available.
  • In network with most private and public (Medicare and Medicaid) healthcare plans.

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.

The Innovative Gx Wound Pathogen test 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