Take the guesswork out of treating fungal infections.
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.
Our nucleic acid-based amplification test (NAAT) utilizes semi-quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology to help clinicians identify the fungal and bacterial pathogens found in nail tissue, enabling doctors to begin targeted therapy within days.
Our RT-PCR assay can accurately identify unique nucleic acid segments of each pathologic fungi or bacteria at genus and some at species level. Our test is performed using the patient’s nail clippings, and multiple pathogens can be detected in one test.