Wound Care Testing

Making the complex, simple

Wound care is a complex and dynamic process that requires a knowledgeable team of caring providers, proficient in working together, to successfully move patients through the stages of wound healing.  We help you look beyond a patient’s medical history and physical assessment by delivering lab values that give you a wider patient picture. Identifying the baseline level of functioning of a patient’s systems, evaluating a patient’s nutritional status, determining the causative agent, as well as subsequent monitoring and evaluations of treatment, can all be achieved through the array of tests offered at NextGen labs.

NextGen Wound Care Services

Frequently Ordered Tests

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC w/ diff)
  • Basic and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (BMP & CMP)
  • Electrolyte Panel
  • PCR

For access to a complete list of the tests available to meet your needs visit nextgenlabs.com/tests.

Critical Lab Identifications

Skin and Soft Tissue Pathogens

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Escherichia coli
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Serratia marcescens
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Anaerococcus spp.
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae

Antibiotic Resistance Markers

  • mecA (MRSA)
  • Van A
  • Van B
  • KPC
  • OXA-23

 

Primary Care

Primary care providers have the unique experience of facing wounds in any of the stages of healing, with any number of initial cause for injury, and with endless possibilities of accompanying chronic conditions! This can be better managed with the help of advanced NextGen testing. No matter what unique problems your wound care faces, we can help customize a plan to eliminate time lost chasing down lab results so you can spend valuable time treating patients.

 

Our experienced lab provides you with:

    • Access to a broad range of tests for wound care and treatment
    • 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 affect wound care treatment. Developing the correct plan of care is a complex process, but having a knowledgeable team can help ease this process. From the critical identification of the pathogen causing the infection, to blood abnormalities and inadequate nutritional status, we want to make sure 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)

Behavioral Health

Providers in behavioral health face unique challenges when it comes to wound healing. Studies have shown that patients with high levels of stress face slower healing times with significantly more pain. Our wound care testing services coupled with additional advanced tests can help expedite the medical treatment side of your patient’s condition by reducing time lost waiting for results and maximizing 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)