Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)/COVID-19 Testing
Everyone is at risk of illness and infection from respiratory pathogens. However, young children, the elderly, immunocompromised or weakened individuals (including those with chronic disease, cancer, or in intensive care) are most likely to suffer serious and potentially life-threatening pneumopathies.
Using real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for pathogen identification and detection of antibiotic resistance provides a rapid and accurate diagnosis.
Corona Virus COVID-19 is now included in the Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP).
The Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) tests for a comprehensive set of 20 respiratory viral and bacterial pathogens in about an hour. The RPP identifies the most common viral and bacterial pathogens that cause respiratory tract infections. The rapid and accurate identification of the probable causative agents helps determine how a healthcare provider chooses to treat a respiratory tract infection.