Respiratory


Acute respiratory infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood. Children, the elderly, and patients with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk for serious disease. Correct identification of causes can avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics. Early identification of pathogen for a community epidemic or seasonal disease help in selecting prophylactic treatments. RPP is a multiplexed nucleic acid test intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and identification of multiple viral, fungal, and bacterial nucleic acids along with MRSA testing. Our PCR test is more specific and sensitive, has fewer false negatives and finishes quicker than traditional methods.

Commonly found Respiratory pathogens include:

Bacterial

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Legionella
  • Haemophilus
  • Influenzae B
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Reflex to MRSA
  • Salmonella Spp
  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • BordetelIa Spp
  • Haemophilus influenzae

Viral

  • Coronavirus HKU1
  • Coronavirus NL63
  • Coronavirus 229E
  • Coronavirus OC43
  • Human Metapneumovirus A/B
  • Human Rhinovirus
  • Human Enterovirus
  • Influenza A, B, C
  • Influenza A/H1-2009
  • Parainfluenza Virus 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus A/B
  • Adenovirus
  • Bocavirus
  • COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)

Fungal

  • Fungal Targets
  • Pneumocystis Jirovecii (F)