Wound Genie is a comprehensive wound pathogen panel provided by GENETWORx. 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 via our in-house pharmacy staff
  • Targets key Bacterial, Viral, and Fungal Pathogens
  • Saves money

Targeted pathogens include:

Bacteria (Gram Positive)

  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Methicillin Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A Strep)
  • Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Strep)
  • Streptococcus dysgalactiae (Group C Strep)

Bacteria (Gram Negative)

  • Bacteroides fragilis
  • Bartonella henselea
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Proteus mirabilis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Bartonella quintana

Fungal Infection

  • Candida albicans
  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • Candida dubliniensis
  • Candida tropicalis

Mycobacteria Infection

  • Mycobacterium fortuitum

Antibiotic Resistance

  • Vancomycin resistance (VanA/VanB)
  • Carbapenem resistance (KPC, NDM-1)


  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 3 (Varicella Zoster)

The GENETWORx Wound Genie outperforms the standard wound culture as more than 85% of bacterial pathogens do not grow out in culture. It is able to detect anaerobic organisms growing deep inside a wound that a standard culture would often miss. With Wound Genie, you can expect a fast turnaround on the final report and detailed accuracy.