Orthopedic Wound NGS is a comprehensive wound pathogen panel provided by Tesis Biosciences. One simple swab collection provides fast, definitive identification of targeted pathogens.

  • Faster and more specific diagnosis leads to faster healing
  • Therapeutic recommendations provided with each report
  • Targets key Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Pathogens
  • Saves money

Orthopedic Wound NGS outperforms the standard wound culture as more than 85% of bacterial pathogens do not grow out fully in culture. NGS can detect anaerobic organisms growing deep inside a wound that a standard culture would often miss.

The following list includes conditions that are known to affect surgical wound complication rate:

  • Immunocompromised state: diabetes; autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus; cancer; long-term corticosteroid therapy; or any patient receiving chemotherapeutic agents or medications that dampen immune response.
  • Altered states of perfusion: chronic respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, vascular disorders including peripheral vascular disease, hypertension or hypotension, coagulopathy, smoking.
  • Advanced surgical wound classification
  • Malnutrition
  • Radiation therapy
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Female sex
  • Obesity
  • Longer duration of surgical procedure (greater than two hours)
  • Emergency procedure
  • Pre-operative sepsis

Panels that are offered at Tesis Biosciences include:

  • Osteogenesis lmperfecta NGS
  • Osteogenesis lmperfecta
  • Decreased Bone Density NGS
  • Orthopedic Wound Panel