Nail Dystrophy Assay Includes Green Nail Syndrome Test
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Test for Green Nail Syndromenichelabs2018-07-26T09:33:53-04:00
Now Available from Bako Diagnostics
The most common cause of bacterial nail infection, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is now included in our onychodystrophy panel*
*Pseudomonas aeruginosa testing not currently available in the State of New York.
Green nail syndrome, characterized by a greenish black discoloration of the nail, is caused by the growth and colonization of P. aeruginosa. Predisposing conditions can include: onycholysis, onychomycosis, diabetes mellitus, as well as occupations where feet are frequently exposed to wet conditions.
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