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MicroGenDx OrthoKey Clinic and OrthoKey Surgery

MicroGen Diagnostics (MicroGenDx) has released the OrthoKey and OrthoKey Surgery workflows for diagnosing orthopedic infections.

OrthoKey integrates synovial fluid analyses for biomarkers and white blood cell count with other parameters needed to diagnose periprosthetic joint infections based on International Consensus Meeting diagnostic criteria. This evidence-based, algorithmic approach provides clinicians with the likelihood of infection with additional guidance on antimicrobial treatment through the analysis of 17 antimicrobial resistance genes, the company said. OrthoKey offers comprehensive, actionable diagnostic information in one to two days, followed by NGS identification of causative bacteria and fungi in three to five days, the company said.

OrthoKey surgery comprises the same workflow but includes the CaptiGen flat swab for absorption of microbial DNA, biofilm retrieval, and nucleic acid extraction.

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