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Test name


Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)

Purpose of the test


This is a clinical microbial test intended for Help: Diagnosis



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How to order


Not provided

Specimen source

Nasopharyngeal (NP) swab

Turnaround time

24-48 hours


Molecular Genetics
RRNA analysis

Summary of what is tested

Click Methodology tab for more information.

Clinical utility


Not provided

Clinical validity


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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