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Fungal Nail Diagnosis in Five Minutes

Fungal nail infection, unfortunately, is a very common infection of the foot. Around 8% of the adult population have it. The condition can be difficult to treat, particularly in its advanced stages. The key to eradicating this infection is to diagnose it early so the treatment is more likely to be successful.Traditionally, the condition is diagnosed by taking a nail clipping and sending it off to a local microbiology laboratory for testing (usually via the GP). This can take up to four weeks. We are pleased to introduce a new technique which can detect the presence of infection in just five minutes!

The new technology is from Japan and works in a very similar way to a pregnancy testing kit. A small piece of nail is dissolved and a test strip is placed in the solution. The test strip can detect as little as 1 microgram of fungal protein and causes a colour change on the strip confirming the diagnosis. This means we can give the you right advice, straight away on the best way to manage the condition without the wait.

If you are concerned you might have a fungal nail infection, come and see us and ask about the test. Transform the way you diagnose dermatophyte nail infections with the Dermatophyte Test Strip, a clinical test for nail infection which gives accurate results in under 5 minutes.

"At last, a reliable and rapid test that can be used in the clinic to accurately diagnose a very common nail infection"

Dr Ivan Bristow, Podiatrist, Southampton, UK

Advantages of the Dermatophyte Test Strip​

  • Easy to use
  • Rapid results in just a few minutes, whilst the patient is in the chair!
  • No need to send your nail clippings to the laboratory and await results
  • Scientifically proven to give accurate and reliable results
  • Can detect the presence of all the common dermatophytes in a small sample of nail
  • A simple test that can be charged for as part of your business model
  • Immediate diagnosis, allowing you to advise the patient accordingly and treat the infection without delay.

Our Chiropodist and Podiatrist can perform this five minute test in the comfort of your own home, we also offer additional services which can be added to the treatment if you wish, please check out our most popular services below.

Fungal Nail Test

Treatment includes five minute fungal nail test plus nail care treatment in the comfort of our own home.


Nail Test + Anti Fungal 


Treatment includes five minute fungal nail test, plus application of Dr Remedy anti- fungal nail polish.


Nail Test + Pedicure

Treatment includes five minute fungal nail test plus our deluxe brazilian water -less pedicure. no mess, no fuss.


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At My Foot Doctor we recognise that every patient is unique and deserves a treatment tailored to their individual needs.

Chiropodists and podistrist can help diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of foot and lower limb problems, Our chiropodist and podiatrist is qualified to BSc Podiatric Degree standards with over 9 years experience, as well as dealing with minor foot treatments, such as corns, hard skin (callus), ingrown toenails, bunions, verruca, athletes foot, fungal nail infections, infected toenails, skin problems, we can also deliver fast and effective podiatric treatments such as surgery under local anaesthetic to deal with ingrown toenails or infected toenails (ingrown toenail surgery available.) Our podiatrist can also deal with a wide variety of foot problems, such morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis, metatarsaligia, neuropathy, over pronation, gait analysis, insoles and orthotic prescriptions, children's foot problems, sports injuries, arthritis, diabetic footcare, elderly foot care and gait changes, plus a whole lot more. At my foot doctor our chiropodist and Podiatrist offers the latest treatments to deal aesthetic problems of nails Toenail Brace innovative injection therapy techniques such as steroid injection, Ostenil injections, PRP injections, , Five minute fungal nail test, Toenail Reconstruction, Low level laser therapy LLLT, Medical Pedicure. we also offer some of the most up to date treatments in the UK, such as Low level laser therapy, neuropathy diagnosis test, which has been proven to treat a wide spectrum of painful foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis , gout, arthritis, heel pain, achilles tendonitis, knee and ankle pain. 

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