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Respiratory Pathogen Panels by PCR

Because we are experiencing Infections of the respiratory tract caused by a wide variety of viruses and bacteria, it is essential to make the correct diagnosis. In many cases, symptoms are similar, but treatment can differ greatly.

Infections of the respiratory tract can be caused by a wide variety of viruses and bacteria. In many cases, symptoms are similar, but treatment can differ greatly. This is why it is essential to make the correct diagnosis.

RPP Testing

Respiratory infections may lead to life-treating complications. In most cases can cause mild to moderate symptoms. Infectious Disease can be deadly for young children, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems. Young children, elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems are at high risk for the infectious disease to turn deadly, Children are getting sick in record numbers, and very quickly. Hospitals are full, and parents are being encouraged to treat their children at home. It is more critical than ever to ensure that the correct treatment is given.

Pneumonia is the single largest infectious cause of death in children and elderly worldwide. Early diagnosis and treatment of respiratory symptoms is critical to improve children and elderly survival. (WHO, 2022) Treatment that is early and effective can save lives, reduce hospital stays and prevent unnecessary or inappropriate prescriptions of medications.

The most effective means to achieve this is using PCR Molecular Diagnostic testing for Respiratory Pathogens.

NTL Laboratory’s comprehensive availability of Respiratory Pathogens by PCR provides clincians:

  • A comprehensive assay that tests for multiple respiratory pathogens simultaneously.
  • Combines all tests in one array.
  • Detects viral and bacterial pathogens.
  • Identifies what the respiratory infection is (and isn’t).
  • Uses DNA/RNA to identify the organisms.

NTL Laboratory Respiratory Pathogen Panels

  • Respiratory Mini Panel (4 Pathogen Panel)
  • Expanded Respiratory RT-qPCR MX-24S Panel
  • Common Viral Respiratory Infections Panel
  • Bacterial Pneumonia

Testing with an Respiratory Pathogen Panel eliminates the need for secondary or confirmatory testing to facilitate clinical decision-making. It provides a comprehensive infection profile for the patient so that a quick, accurate diagnosis can be made.

What Pathogens can be Detected with RPP Testing?

Whether you are trying to identify bacterial infections such as pneumonia or pertussis or wanting tests for flu, the RPP can answer your questions.

Respiratory Pathogen Panels at NTL include:

  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza B
  • Adenovirus
  • Human Bocavirus
  • Human Metapneumoviruses
  • Human Rhinovirus
  • Human Parechovirus
  • Parainfluenza 1
  • Parainfluenza 2
  • Parainfleunza 3
  • Parainfluenza 4
  • Human Corona 229E
  • Human Corona OC43
  • Human Corona NL63
  • Human Corona HKU1
  • Rhinovirus Oligo Set 1
  • Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
  • Chlamydophila Pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus Influenzae
  • Streptococcus Pneumoniae
  • Legionella Pneumoniae
  • Bordetella Pertussis
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus A/B

Why NTL is the Best Choice for your RPP Testing?

You need quick and accurate results? NTL’s laboratory is ready for you. We developed and manufactured our own reagents and fastest extraction technology to provide you with rapid, accurate results.

Clinicians and patients can easily access us throughout the Chicagoland area. We are prepared to collect the specimens you order, analyze them, and report the results to you quickly. You can be confident you have the information you need to provide effective treatment.