Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

An estimated 55% of antibiotic prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections are unnecessary. The misuse of antibiotics costs the US healthcare system over $20 billion each year. Estimated economic impact of non-influenza related URTIs is $40 Billion annually in the US. Adults average 2-5 upper respiratory tract infections each year while children average 7-10 upper respiratory tract infections a year.

The respiratory panel pathogens targets 17 viral pathogens and 4 bacterial pathogens. This test targets the pathogens RNA’s and DNA’s. Since an infected person shows the same symptoms for most of these pathogens, the respiratory panel pathogens will provide a more accurate information to clinicians to treat your patients.


Viral Targets

  • Adenovirus
  • Coronavirus HKU1
  • Coronavirus NL63
  • Coronavirus 229E
  • Coronavirus OC43
  • Human Metapneumovirus
  • Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
  • Influenza A
  • Influenza A/H1
  • Influenza A/H3
  • Influenza A/H1-2009
  • Influenza B
  • Parainfluenza Virus 1
  • Parainfluenza Virus 2
  • Parainfluenza Virus 3
  • Parainfluenza Virus 4
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Bacterial Targets

  • Bordetella parapertussis(IS1001)
  • Bordetella pertussis(ptxP)
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae