The Five-minute Fungal Toenail Test
The five-minute fungal toenail test available at Beauchamp Foot Care nail clinic in London will make diagnosing and treating fungal toenail infections quick and convenient.
Many of us neglect our feet because of the time it takes to arrange appointments and hear back from labs with our results if a fungal infection is suspected. Instead, we sit in hope that our foot problems will somehow magically fix themselves.
Current procedure means that podiatrists need to get confirmation of a diagnosis by sending away nail clippings for analysis. These nail clippings are sent to labs which may take as long as a month to send results back. One month is not an appealing timeframe for anyone wanting to treat their troubled feet. Fortunately for the feet of Londoners, things are about to change due to some innovative technology.
Beauchamp Foot Care is now making use of clever technology that can diagnose fungal nail infections in only 5 minutes, which means no more waiting around and we can get straight to treating your feet from the first consultation.
What Is This New 5-Minute Test?
The new test making both our patients and podiatrist’s lives easier is the Dermatophyte Test Strip. This test is capable of diagnosing nail infections in just 5 minutes and can be completed on the spot, in a consultation within our nail clinic in London.
How Does it Work?
The test is simple and requires nothing new on the patient’s part to what has been done before. During a consultation, a small nail clipping will be taken with no pain or discomfort to the patient. The nail clipping will then be analysed in rapid time during the same consultation. The result is then immediate and accurate in over 97% of cases so we can diagnose your issue and provide the best course of treatment.
What are the Benefits?
Aside from the time-saving benefits we have already mentioned, the innovative test will also benefit patients in other ways. Saving on waiting times is not only more convenient, it can also help your feet from deteriorating in heath and make treating them easier. Additionally, the test will be able to identify the most common fungi which are responsible for causing between 90-95% of toenail infections, meaning this test is going to benefit a lot of our patients.
Interested in Taking Our Test?
If you’ve been putting off a visit to the podiatrist due to the time it takes to get a diagnosis, and in partial hope that your feet will improve on their own, then it’s time to give us a call. Contact Beauchamp nail clinic in London on 020 7225 0794 to book an appointment and get an immediate diagnosis.
Our 30-minute consultation fee – including a chiropody treatment – is priced at £58 and our 5-minute test can be completed for just £60. A small price to pay for happy and healthy feet!
All information on this website is for general guidance only and is not intended as a substitute for the personal medical advice of health care professionals or your own doctor.