Wound Panel

A wound PCR panel is a type of test that uses polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology to detect and identify various pathogens that can cause wound infections. PCR is a technique that amplifies the DNA of the pathogens, making them easier to detect and analyze. A wound PCR panel can also detect the presence of antibiotic resistance genes, which can help guide the appropriate treatment for the infection. A wound PCR panel can be performed on a swab sample taken from a wound or lesion. A wound PCR panel can provide fast and accurate results, usually within 24 to 48 hours. A wound PCR panel can test many different pathogens, including bacteria and fungi. A wound PCR panel can help reduce treatment failures, support antibiotic stewardship, and improve patient outcomes.