Respiratory Pathogen Panel

Services
The Respiratory Pathogen Panel detects 20 to 31 pathogens (viral and bacterial) using rt-PCR (Target Enriched Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology – a multiplex PCR amplification technology to detect multiple targets simultaneously. 
About Respiratory Pathogen Panel

This panel detects the majority of respiratory disease-causing viral and bacterial pathogens of critical importance to patients, including children, elderly and the immunocompromised.


An etiologic diagnosis of respiratory disease will lead to more effective and efficient management of patients, and play a key role in supporting Healthcare Reform and Antimicrobial Stewardship — helping to facilitate the CDC’s efforts to cross-communicate antibiotic-resistant bacteria data across the U.S. — to ultimately decrease the spread of infections and combat the increasingly devastating effects of “superbugs.

Multiple target panel testing helps identify co-infections, provides physicians with valuable diagnostic insight into unknown causes of infection, reduces unnecessary antibiotic administration and hospital acquired infections.

Patient information:

Patients, you must contact your physician to order a Respiratory Pathogen Panel.

Respiratory Pathogen Panel is available with a self-pay price for patients who do not have health insurance or for those who intentionally choose not to submit a claim to their insurance company. Oxy-Gen Laboratory accepts all forms of payment including cash.

Specimen Information:

Nasopharyngeal Swab

 

Turnaround Time

Same day (within 24 hours from receipt of specimen), Monday through Friday

 

Feel free to call us for scheduling.