Nail Fungal Infection Test

PCR Testing for Onychomycosis

Advanced Testing, Rapid Results

Onychomycosis is a common disease of the nail. It is the cause of roughly 50% of nail deformities and affects approximately 14-18% of people living in the USA. Laboratory testing is important to aid in identifying the pathology of the nail deformation in order to determine a proper treatment plan. Since conditions of psoriasis and malignant melanoma can mimic the appearance of fungal infections it is very important to quickly and accurately diagnose conditions in order to treat them efficiently and effectively.

The NextGen Advantage

NextGen Laboratories offers rapid and accurate testing of onychomycosis (Nail Fungus) utilizing advanced next generation sequencing (NGS) technology. We are a specialty laboratory service provider, providing results reports and customer support to clinicians to help better guide targeted therapy and improve patient outcomes.


    • On-line/web-based reports and supply ordering
    • 24/7 access to lab reports
    • Live customer service

NextGen Testing PCR Testing for Onychomycosis

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based panel for nail fungus (onychomycosis) tests for the following pathogens:

  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Acremonium strictum
  • Aspergillus terreus
  • Aspergillus versicolor
  • Alternaria
  • Epidermophyton floccosum
  • Fusarium solani
  • Microsporum canis
  • mecA gene (most common in MRSA)

The mecA gene transfers resistance to methicillin, penicillin and other penicillin-like antibiotics.

  • Scopulariopsis brevicaulis
  • Scytalidium dimidiatum
  • Trichophyton interdigitale (T. mentagrophytes)

Behavioral Health

Providers in behavioral health face unique challenges when it comes to comorbidities. Studies have shown that patients with high levels of stress face decreased immunity and are more likely to develop infections. Our fungal infection testing services coupled with additional advanced tests can help expedite the physical treatment side of your patient’s care. NextGen helps reduce time lost waiting for results and aims to maximize the time you are able to spend addressing the behavioral treatment.


Our experienced lab provides you with:

    • Access to advanced technology
    • Faster turnaround times
    • A dedicated customer care team to help determine your needs
    • Unparalleled quality results in Urine Drug Testing (if needed)

Primary Care

Primary care providers have the unique experience of a variety of different conditions at any given time with the endless possibilities of an accompanying chronic conditions! Fungal infections can be quickly treated with the help of advanced NextGen testing. No matter what unique additional problems your patient faces, we can help eliminate time lost chasing down lab results for fungal infections.


Our experienced lab provides you with:

    • Access to advanced testing for fungal infections
    • Precise and accurate results with a record turnaround time
    • Advanced tests to help monitor or diagnose comorbidities (if needed)

Long-Term Care

We know that each type of long-term care facility can find it has it’s own unique and ever changing array of parameters that daily care and treatment. Developing the correct plan of care is a complex process, but having a knowledgeable team can help ease this process. NextGen provides timely testing services to ensure that all aspects crucial to successful care are in your hands.


Our experienced lab provides you with:

    • Highly skilled staff
    • Top-of-the-line advanced medical tests
    • Available lab liaisons for on-site sample collection when necessary
    • Unparalleled quality in Medication Management (if needed)