Granger Diagnostics Introduces Wound~Seq, a Next-Generation Care Test for Diabetic Wounds

Granger Diagnostics today announced immediate availability of the first commercially-available next-generation sequencing test for wounds and infections. This test ensures discovery of ALL bacteria, ALL fungi, ALL parasites, and select viruses. The test requires only a simple swab of the wound or infected area.

David G. Bostwick, MD, Chief Medical Officer, described Granger Diagnostics’ advanced molecular testing to facilitate wound healing: “We are excited to make available, for the first time, our clinically- significant test, Wound~Seq, that utilizes next-generation sequencing of the skin microbiome. Wounds and infections afflict millions of Americans every year, and are often perplexing to treat owing to the presence of unknown pathogens. Our new validated test provides significant actionable information that assists physicians in managing infections. Previous studies have shown that wound closure that relies on genetic-assisted testing is much more rapid, decreases pain and suffering, and results in cost savings. The promise of personalized medicine is now fulfilled.”Read More…