Onychomycosis, 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.
Laboratory testing identifies the underlying cause of nail dystrophy – infectious, non-infectious, neoplastic processes, and trauma
PCR Testing provides comprehensive information to treat nail dystrophy effectively.
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