Web Space Infection DNA Testing

The most accurate diagnostic method,
combined with rapid results and ease of use.

  • Rapid test results to drive faster patient care

  • Definitive diagnosis for effective therapy decisions

  • Highest sensitivity and specificity test available

  • Simple skin scraping collection technique

Early and effective treatment of web space infections through accurate diagnosis can limit treatment failures and prevent compounding infections.

Efficiently plan treatment regimens with the new Web Space Infection DNA panel that tests for:

  • Pan-Dermatophytes
  • Candida spp
  • Corynebacterium minutissimum
  • Pan gram-negative bacteria
  • Staphylococcus aureus*

*If positive, reflex to mecA (methicillin resistance)

From left: inflamed erythrasma; a previously macerated and healed ulcer of the interspace and infected tinea pedis.

Why differentiate?

Interdigital infectious dermatitis may be due to a variety of organisms, including:

  • Corynebacterium minutissimum in erythrasma

  • Tinea pedis

  • Candida intertrigo

  • Primary or secondary bacterial infections

Comparison of Tests

Culture Histopathology KOH
Web Space
DNA Test
Turnaround Time 2-28 days 2-3 days Same day 1-2 days
Sensitivity 50-75% 85-90%1 73-91%2 92-100%3
Specificity 100% 72%1 42-91%2 97-100%3

  • Accurate diagnosis drives therapy decision

  • Rapid results for faster patient care

  • Higher sensitivity than culture, KOH, and histopathology

  • Higher specificity than KOH and histopathology

  • Simple skin scraping collection for ease of use

The BakoDx Web Space Infection DNA test is a diagnostic test that detects the DNA of causative agents in web space skin infections, with high specificity and high sensitivity. The Web Space Infection panel was specifically developed for clinicians to address their differential diagnostic considerations. The test uses real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology and is based on years of research and experience in DNA-based testing. The BakoDx Web Space Infection panel delivers rapid and accurate results to enable your practice to provide the best patient care.

While clinical diagnosis may be correct, many skin infections have similar presentations. Misdiagnosis often leads to treatment failures, unnecessary prescriptions with possible side effects, and delays in accurate therapy. Order a BakoDx Web Space Infection DNA Test to ensure fast, definitive diagnosis, effective initial therapy, and increased patient satisfaction.

The BakoDx Web Space Infection DNA Test optimizes your practice with rapid turnaround time, increased sensitivity, and definitive diagnosis, allowing for effective initial therapy. Additionally, eliminating conventional, low accuracy testing in-house gives you and your team more time to focus on patient care.

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    Disclaimer: BakoDx, as a partner to your practice, provides learning resources to help you better serve your patients. The information contained within this document should be used at a physician’s discretion. BakoDx assumes no liability for its content.

    1 J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Aug;49(2):193-7.
    2 Jacob Oren Levitt, Barrie H. Levitt, Arash Akhavan, and Howard Yanofsky, “The Sensitivity and Specificity of Potassium Hydroxide Smear and Fungal Culture Relative to Clinical Assessment in the Evaluation of Tinea Pedis: A Pooled Analysis,”
    Dermatology Research and Practice, vol. 2010, Article ID 764843, 8 pages, 2010; Journal of Basic & Clinical Medicine 2016; 5(2):4-6
    3 Internal validation study compared to NYS Dermatophyte, NYS Candida, and Sanger DNA sequencing.