NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Granger Diagnostics today announced immediate availability of the first commercially-available next-generation sequencing test for wounds and infections. This test ensures discovery of ALL bacteria, ALL fungi, ALL parasites, and select viruses. The test requires only a simple swab of the wound or infected area.
David G. Bostwick, MD, Chief Medical Officer, described Granger Diagnostics' advanced molecular testing to facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to make available, for the first time, our clinically- significant test, Wound~Seq, that utilizes next-generation sequencing of the skin microbiome. Wounds and infections afflict millions of Americans every year, and are often perplexing to treat owing to the presence of unknown pathogens. Our new validated test provides significant actionable information that assists physicians in managing infections. Previous studies have shown that wound closure that relies on genetic-assisted testing is much more rapid, decreases pain and suffering, and results in cost savings. The promise of personalized medicine is now fulfilled."
Dr. William Budd, Director of Laboratories at Granger Diagnostics, stated: "Bacterial bioburden is an important factor in wound healing. Most chronic wounds are infected with several species of bacteria and often yeast. Culturing fails to identify a large proportion of organisms leading to ineffective wound healing. Wound~Seq leverages cutting-edge molecular diagnostic techniques and high performance computing to identify organisms in a wound."
Wound~Seq is the second Next-Generation Care Test in Granger Diagnostics' pipeline, following Gynecologene, the first commercially-available laboratory test for bacterial vaginosis that incorporates this novel technology.
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Granger Diagnostics' novel proprietary tests also reveal genes responsible for antimicrobial resistance, many of which can only be determined by advanced methods. By identifying a wide spectrum of antimicrobial resistance genes, Granger Diagnostics' tests ensure optimal stewardship of antibiotics for skin infections.
About Granger Diagnostics
Granger Diagnostics, a division of AIBiotech, LLC, is a CAP-accredited high-complexity clinical laboratory that creates novel genetic tests for infectious diseases and cancer. Granger Diagnostics also has an industry-leading anatomic pathology laboratory directed by Dr. David Bostwick. Learn more about Granger Diagnostics at www.grangerdiagnostics.com.
David G. Bostwick MD, MBA
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