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Overview

Test name

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Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)

Purpose of the test

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This is a clinical microbial test intended for Help: Diagnosis

Condition

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Click Indication tab for more information.

How to order

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Not provided

Specimen source

Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab

Turnaround time

24-48 hours

Methodology

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Molecular Genetics
RRNA analysis
RT-qPCR

Summary of what is tested

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Clinical utility

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Not provided

Clinical validity

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Not provided

Comments about the test interpretation (e.g. clinical implication of test results)

Results must be interpreted in the context of the patient's symptoms. It is not unusual to detect M. catarrhalis, H. influenzae, K. pneumoniae, S. pneumoniae, and S. aureus in_x000D_ respiratory samples as these are commensal or transiently commensal upper respiratory tract microbes. Due to_x000D_ the high prevalence of human infection with HHV4 (EBV) and HHV6 viruses, these viruses can be detected at low_x000D_ levels in some respiratory samples from healthy patients.

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