Quickly and effectively using the Respiratory Panel PCR Test
This is not going to be the average flu season. Clinicians are going to be asking, is it Flu? Covid? Strep? Or any number of other prevalent respiratory pathogens. Point of Care testing may be unreliable or inconclusive, and not available for all the likely pathogens out there. The respiratory panel PCR test may be more definitive.
The physician ordered a point of care test for both Influenza and Group A Streptococcus.
When both came back negative, he performed PCR confirmation, and both were confirmed negative.
4 days later, a full Respiratory Panel PCR Test was ordered on the same sample and marked as STAT, as the child had been admitted to the hospital with breathing difficulty and was nearing being sent to the ICU.
Adenovirus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae were all detected, and the child was quickly put on the correct antibiotic.
Had the physician had all the information when symptoms worsened, the correct antibiotic could have been given and hospitalization avoided.
Molecular Diagnostics with PCR testing
With over 99% accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity the flu season respiratory panel PCR test provides definitive PCR diagnostics for:
• Influenza A/B Species
• Viral and Bacterial Coinfections
PCR testing was able to provide diagnosis of Adenovirus, Streptococcus Pneumoniae and Haemophilus Influenzae within 24 hours
Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT PCR)
Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) infectious disease testing offers
higher accuracy and broader detection than culture.
▪ Detects the presence of infection by amplifying pathogen RNA and DNA
▪ Pathogen and antibiotic resistance information in 24 hours
▪ Increased sensitivity and specificity
▪ Unaffected by concurrent use of antibiotics
▪ Identifies polymicrobial infections
Identifying cause of infection on the first test is important especially in immunocompromised patients, including the elderly.
Here's what you need in your practice:
- PCR testing that provides causative microbe coverage for up to 99% of syndrome-related
microbes, some of which are not detected by traditional culture and sensitivity.
- The test panels that offer information on the antibiotic resistance genes found in an individual sample. This information can help the clinician choose the best possible anti-infective therapy for the patient.
Get Up to 99% detection of causative bacterial, viral, fungal pathogens with sensitivity reports
Get Advanced PCR Testing For Your Practice
Your patients want an answer. "What do I have?"
Especially when point of care testing is not available, inconclusive, or doesn't give you an actual treatment decision, as well as for confirmation, rapid turn-around PCR testing (24-36h) will keep your patients safe, out of the hospital, and your reputation intact.
"The urgent care mis-diagnosed me" is not something you want to see on your online reviews.
Let's get this set up in your practice: