Wound Infection

Whether it be a pressure ulcer, diabetic foot ulcer, or post operative wound infections, speed plays a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of wound infection. Through PCR technology TEN Healthcare is able to deliver a diagnosis back to a provider within 24 hours from receipt of the specimen.

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Wound Infection Info


8.2M lives are affected yearly from chronic wound infection. PCR Technology can identify wound infection causing bacteria within 24 hours of specimen receipt and allow treatment to be started for a chronic wound as soon as test results are available.
Chronic wounds have polymicrobial infections, sometimes with dozens of microorganisms all existing as a cooperative community. This community creates an extensive biofilm making culture unreliable
24% of diabetic foot ulcers lead to amputation due to non healing or spreading chronic infection. PCR testing could help identify and treat these infections lowering likelihood of amputation
The mortality rate for leg ulcers after the first amputation has dramatically doubled from 20% to 50% in the first 3 years and to 70% after 5 years
Fewer than 2% of all known bacteria can be grown routinely in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Bacteria does not have to be grown to be identified through PCR technology, making PCR testing ideal for chronic wound infection
Would Infection

Bacterial Pathogens


  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Anaerococcus vaginalis
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium septicum
  • Corynebacterium 1 of 2 (jeikeium, diptheriae, ulcerans, pseudotuberculosis)
  • Corynebacterium 2 of 2 (tuberculostearicum, aurimucosum, simulans, pseudogenitalium, striatum)
  • Corynebacterium striatum
  • Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Finegoldia magna/Peptostreptococcus magnus
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum
  • Fusobacterium nucleatum
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Peptoniphilus harei
  • Peptoniphilus ivorii
  • Peptostreptococcus anaerobius
  • Peptostreptococcus asaccharolyticus/Peptoniphilus asaccharolyticus
  • Peptostreptococcus prevotii
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Staphylococcus lugdunensis
  • Staphylococcus saprophyticus
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes
  • Treponema pallidum

Viral Pathogens


  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1/li>
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2
  • Varicella Zoster Virus/Human Herpes Virus 3

Yeast Pathogens


  • Candida tropicalis
  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida parapsilosis

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All PCR and blood laboratory products and services have a 24 hour turnaround time guaranteed from the time the sample enters the laboratory.

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