Wound Pathogens

Rapid Detection of Wound Pathogens

HealthTrackRx (HTRx) is the premier specialty diagnostic laboratory dedicated to the detection of infectious diseases.

With a decades-long track record of industry-leading technological advancement, our assays deliver accurate, actionable data with best-in-class turnaround time.

99% of samples received by our lab are reported out within 24-36 hours of receipt.

Eliminate the Guesswork in Diagnosis and Treatment

Our wound pathogen assay utilizes the latest in quantitative RT-PCR technology to rapidly and reliably analyze your patient’s sample.

We rapidly detect and differentiate 99% of the most relevant aerobic, anaerobic, and facultative bacteria, viral and fungal targets, and polymicrobial infections.

Our molecular technique provides a more definitive diagnosis than POC antigen assays and conventional culture*

Our Wound Diagnostics:

  • Reduce false negatives
  • Detect polymicrobial infections
  • Are unaffected by concurrent antibiotic use
  • Include one of the most extensive antibiotic resistance gene menus
  • Reduce unnecessary drug exposure and adverse events
  • Report within 24-36 hours of sample receipt

Prescribe with Confidence

As the leader in testing sensitivity and specificity, our reports include a custom-designed accurate and detailed antibiogram.

  • Support antibiotic stewardship by reducing over-utilization of broad-spectrum anti-infectives
  • Decrease the need for empiric therapy
  • Reduce unnecessary drug exposure, adverse events, cost of repeat testing, and multiple treatment attempts

The New 

  • Over 99% of results are reported within 24-36 hours of sample receipt

  • Over 99% sensitivity to reduce false negatives

  • Over 99% specificity to reduce false positives

  • Over 99% of the most common pathogens detected

  • 100% trackable samples and results

Wound Pathogens


  • Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Bacteroides fragilis, vulgatus
  • Burkholderia cepacia, pseudomallei
  • Citrobacter freundii
  • Clostridium perfringens, novyi, septicum
  • Corynebacterium jeikeium, striatum, tuberculostearicum
  • Enterobacter aerogenes, cloacae
  • Enterocuccus faecalis, faecium
  • Escherichia coli
  • Finegoldia magna
  • Haemophilis influenzae
  • Herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2)
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae, oxytoca
  • Mycoplasma genitalium, hominis
  • Mycobacterium marinum, ulcerans

  • Mycobacterium abscessus, chelonae, fortuitum

  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, kansasii

  • Peptostreptocuccus anaerobius, asaccharolyticus, magnus, prevotii
  • Cutibacterium (Propionibacterium) acnes
  • Proteus mirabilis, vulgaris
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Salmonella enterica
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus spp
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B strep (GBS))
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A strep)
  • Vibrio cholerae, parahaemolyticus, vulnificus
  • Varicella zoster virus (Human Herpes Virus 3)


  • Aspergillus flavus, fumigatus, niger, terreus
  • Blastomyces dermatitidis
  • Candida albicans, glabrata, parapsilosis, tropiclis
  • Candida auris

  • Fusarium oxysporum, solani
  • Malassezia furfur, restricta, sympodialis, globosa
  • Trichophyton mentagraphophytes/interdigitale, rubrum, soudanense, terrestre, tonsurans, verrucosum, violaceum
  • Trichosporon mucoides, asahii

Antibiotic Resistance

  • VanA, VanB (Vancomycin resistance)
  • ermB, C; mefA (Macrolide Lincosamide Streptogramin)
  • SHV, KPC Groups (Class A beta lactamase)
  • dfr (A1, A5), sul (1, 2) probes (Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole resistance)
  • mecA (Methicillin gene)
  • qnrA1, qnrA2, qnrB2 (Fluoroquinolone genes)
  • tet B, tet M (Tetracycline genes)
  • IMP, NDM, VIM Groups (Class B metallo beta lactamase)
  • ACT, MIR, FOX, ACC Groups (AmpC beta lactamase)
  • OXA-48,-51 (Class D oxacillinase)
  • CTX-M1 (15), M2 (2), M9 (9), M8/25 Groups (Class A beta lactamase)

Effective 6/29/2020

*Rhoads, D., Wolcott, R., Sun, Y., Dowd, S. (23 February 2012). Comparison of culture and molecular identification of bacteria in chronic wounds. Int. J. Mol. Sci., 13, 2535-2550. Retrieved from www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms

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