Wound Nail Dx™
Wound Nail Dx™ is the ideal diagnostic tool for the podiatrist with chronic or complicated wound closures. The complexity of the bacterial and fungal population present in diabetic foot ulcers is much greater than is predicted or expected from culture studies alone. Patients with diabetes are known to have a significant lifetime risk of developing a foot ulcer. Bacteria can exist within the wound as multi-layered microbial communities, known as biofilms, surrounded by a protective extracellular slime that is produced by the organisms within the wound. Many organisms require unique nutritional requirements that may not be found with standard culture, resulting in a delay in the appropriate treatment. VolenteDx uses powerful molecular methods that can identify organisms from their unique DNA. Because of the unique methods for identifying the organisms there is no need for time-consuming culture and sensitivity tests. VolenteDx and the Wound Nail Dx™ tests are advancing wound and nail diagnostics with more accessible and affordable test panels. Additionally, the combination of Wound Nail Dx™ and Antibiotic Resistance Dx™ can help physicians and facilities to strengthen antibiotic stewardship programs. VolenteDx brings together valuable physician tools for the best in wound and nail diagnostics, limb preservation, avoidance of adverse events and prevention of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing.