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Overview: Green Nail Syndrome

2020-09-16T14:05:33-04:00

Green nail syndrome (GNS) is the most common bacterial infection of the nail unit. OUR PATHOLOGY SERVICES | PHYSICIAN RESOURCES | INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS | ORDER LAB SUPPLIES | FIND AN ACCOUNT MANAGER Green nail syndrome (GNS) is the most common bacterial infection of the nail unit. Both the upper and lower extremities may be affected in GNS, but is uncommonly reported as a primary cause of onychodystrophy. The causative organism, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is a gramnegative bacteria which is ubiquitous in nature favoring warm and moist environments with reservoirs in soil, water, plants and animals. Infection of the nail [...]

Overview: Green Nail Syndrome2020-09-16T14:05:33-04:00

BakoDx Begins Testing Novel Coronavirus Samples

2020-04-06T16:55:48-04:00

ATLANTA — Bako Diagnostics has expanded its molecular test portfolio to meet the U.S. need for the novel coronavirus testing, with results completed in 24 hours. The BakoDx SARS-CoV-2 RNA (COVID-19) test meets Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and will be offered under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization. The diagnostic laboratory, based in Alpharetta, Ga., began molecular testing for COVID-19 on April 6. BakoDx is able to perform more than 2,000 tests per day, with plans to increase that capacity. “Our development team has been working diligently to make COVID-19 testing more widely available [...]

BakoDx Begins Testing Novel Coronavirus Samples2020-04-06T16:55:48-04:00

DNA-based Onychomycosis Detection Correlates Better to Histopathology than does Fungal Culture

2020-09-16T13:35:20-04:00

Onychomycosis is a prevalent disease of the nail. Traditional methods for diagnosis include direct microscopy with potassium hydroxide (KOH microscopy) and fungal culture. OUR PATHOLOGY SERVICES | PHYSICIAN RESOURCES | INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS | ORDER LAB SUPPLIES | FIND AN ACCOUNT MANAGER Traditional methods for diagnosis include direct microscopy with potassium hydroxide (KOH microscopy) and fungal culture. Other techniques using histochemical staining have higher sensitivity, but cannot identify genus or species of the infecting agent. PCR assays are sensitive, specific, and capable of genus and species level identification. We describe a real-time PCR assay for 15 different fungi that [...]

DNA-based Onychomycosis Detection Correlates Better to Histopathology than does Fungal Culture2020-09-16T13:35:20-04:00
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