At NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies (NCF DNA), our advanced NailPath™ test screens for more than 20 nail fungi and more than 11 bacteria, thereby helping physicians identify the fungi as well as the bacteria that’s causing it. Our revolutionary test helps physicians chart an effective treatment plan for patients. We use Real-Time PCR DNA testing that is highly accurate. Results from our tests are back within 24-48 hours of the patient sample arriving at our state-of-the-art facility.
Nail fungal problems are the most common type of foot ailment in Americans. Nail infections are caused by various fungal organisms (fungi). Fungal nail infection can develop in people of any age, but it is more common in older adults. As the nail ages, it can become brittle and dry; thereby leaving cracks in the toenail allowing fungi to enter. Other factors such as reduced blood circulation to the feet and a weakened immune system may also play a role.
Nail fungus causes the nail to become thick or ragged and appear yellow, green, brown or black. An infected nail may even separate from the nail bed. If you experience nail fungal problems, contact your primary care physician and tell them about our advanced test.
Our tests are covered by Medicare Part B, Medicaid, Aetna and Humana (Military TRICARE East and West). Call us today for more information about our advanced DNA tests and whether your health insurance will cover our tests: (352) 375-5553.