Respiratory Pathogen

Understanding Respiratory Pathogen Testing

There are many types of viruses and bacteria that can infect the respiratory tract. Symptoms are often similar, but treatment can be very different, so it’s important to make the right diagnosis. Other viral and bacterial tests for respiratory infections are often limited to testing for one specific pathogen. Several samples may be needed. The process can be difficult and time-consuming.

The Importance of Respiratory Pathogen Testing

Molecular genetic testing is gaining popularity for the detection of respiratory pathogens. Identifying slow growing pathogens can be difficult using traditional culturing. Consider symptoms such as acute bronchitis, common cold, acute pharyngitis, acute tonsillitis, cough and fever, wheezing, pneumonia, viral infection, and other nasal and sinus diseases. 

How Solaris Diagnostics Can Help

Solaris Diagnostics Laboratory can provide results in <24 hours from the time sample is received in the laboratory and test for following bacterial and viral targets.

Bacteria & Viruses We Test for

Bacterial Targets

Viral Targets

*For Collection guides and specimen requirements, please refer to the Test Menu under the appropriate test.

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