fungal nail infection treatment baltimore marylandOnychomycosis, commonly known as toenail fungus or nail fungus, is a fungal infection that affects the nails. It is caused by various types of fungi, including dermatophytes, yeasts, and molds. The infection usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the nail and can spread to the entire nail, causing it to become thick, discolored, and distorted. Onychomycosis is a common condition that can affect people of all ages, but it is more common in older adults and people with certain health conditions such as diabetes or a weakened immune system. The infection can be treated with antifungal medications, but a proper diagnosis is crucial to successful treatment. Here at WeTreatFeet we are employing the latest technology in fungal nail detection, called a Fungal nail PCR test.

Onychodystrophy Testing

Definitive Diagnosis:
Laboratory testing identifies the underlying cause of nail dystrophy – infectious, non-infectious, neoplastic processes, and trauma

Complete Picture:
PCR Testing provides comprehensive information to treat nail dystrophy effectively.

Targeted Treatment:
Identifying the genus and species of the infectious organism allows you to target therapy with precision.

The Complete Picture

  • Speciation for Targeted Treatment
  • Terbinafine Resistance for Treatment Efficacy
  • Identification of Non-Infectious and Infectious Causes
  • Rapid results


Molecular analysis of a specimen to determine if DNA of an infectious organism is present.

Onychodystrophy PCR Test:Identifies genus and species of most common fungi (dermatophytes, saprophytes, and yeasts) as well as the bacteria, pseudomonas aeruginosa, that cause nail dystrophy

PCR with Terbinafine Resistance Reflex: When positive for T. rubrum or T. mentagrophytes, detects mutations associated with terbinafine resistance

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