Finding a faster way to address warning signs of a Nail infection
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, onychomycosis, a highly contagious nail infection, affects 3 to 5% or the 12 million American population (1)
Paronychia is another type of nail infection representing 35% of all hand infections in the U.S (2)
A severe nail infection affects the toenail or fingernail and causes small cracks surrounding the nail or on the skin between the nail and finger.
|Type of microbe||Common examples||Infection type|
|Fungal||Cladosporium carrionii or Candida tropicalis||Onychomycosis|
MicroGen Health screens for 22 pathogens that cause nail infections.
Nail infection can affect anyone but those with complications should not delay treatment if they belong to the following categories:
Yes, nail infections are contagious and can easily spread between people through
A variety of fungi and bacteria can cause nail infections. Analyzing the specific type of organism causing infection might lead to better treatment options.
MicroGen Health follows an advanced diagnostic approach toward the detection of nail infections.
qPCR testing includes DNA extraction from nail scrapings, followed by quantitative analysis to investigate:
Screens for 22 nail-related pathogens that may be the cause of the fungal growth:
|Diagnostic methods||Turnaround time|
|Traditional methods (culture-based)||72 hours|
|PCR analysis||24 hours|
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