Introducing our state-of-the-art Comprehensive Upper Respiratory Illness Detection Test, powered by groundbreaking molecular technology. In today’s world, the need for rapid and accurate diagnostics for respiratory infections has never been more critical. Our test is designed to provide you with a comprehensive analysis, detecting all known viruses and bacteria responsible for upper respiratory illnesses.
Our laboratory utilizes cutting-edge molecular techniques, enabling us to pinpoint even the most elusive pathogens with unparalleled precision. Whether it’s common cold viruses, influenza strains, or emerging respiratory threats, our test covers the entire spectrum of upper respiratory infections.
- Molecular Technology: Our advanced molecular technology ensures high sensitivity and specificity in detecting pathogens, making it a reliable choice for healthcare professionals.
- Fast Turnaround: Receive your results quickly, allowing for prompt medical intervention when necessary.
- Comprehensive Analysis: We leave no stone unturned, identifying all viruses and bacteria that could be causing your symptoms.
- Peace of Mind: Knowing exactly what’s causing your upper respiratory illness is the first step towards effective treatment and containment.
Stay one step ahead of respiratory illnesses with our Comprehensive Upper Respiratory Illness Detection Test. Put your health first and make informed decisions with our accurate and reliable testing solution.
What is the Respiratory Viral Panel?
- Advanced Molecular Technology: The test employs cutting-edge molecular techniques, ensuring high sensitivity and specificity in detecting pathogens. This advanced technology enhances the accuracy and reliability of the test results.
- Comprehensive Pathogen Coverage: The test is designed to detect all known viruses and bacteria responsible for upper respiratory illnesses. It provides a comprehensive analysis, leaving no pathogen undetected, including common viruses, influenza strains, and emerging respiratory threats.
- Fast Turnaround Time: Patients can expect quick results from the test, allowing for prompt medical intervention when necessary. Rapid turnaround times are crucial for timely diagnosis and treatment.
- Precise Identification: The test offers precise identification of the specific pathogens causing upper respiratory symptoms. Knowing the exact culprit pathogen is vital for tailoring effective treatment strategies.
- Peace of Mind: By identifying the responsible pathogens, the test provides peace of mind to patients and healthcare professionals. It eliminates uncertainty and allows for informed decisions regarding treatment and containment measures.
- Professional Healthcare Support: The test is conducted in a reputable laboratory by trained healthcare professionals, ensuring accuracy and reliability in the testing process.
- Comprehensive Reporting: Patients receive detailed test reports that include information on the detected pathogens, their concentrations, and any relevant recommendations for treatment or further evaluation.
- Customized Treatment Plans: With accurate pathogen identification, healthcare providers can develop personalized treatment plans, optimizing the chances of a quick and successful recovery.
- Infection Control: The test assists in the early identification of contagious respiratory infections, enabling timely isolation and infection control measures to prevent further spread.
- Public Health Surveillance: The data generated by this test can contribute to public health surveillance efforts, helping authorities monitor and respond to outbreaks of respiratory illnesses in the community.
Is this Test Safe for Children?
Yes, nasal swabs can be collected in people of all ages
- We perform testing with Nasopharyngeal, or Oropharyngeal samples
What Organisms are Tested in the Comprehensive Respiratory Panel
- Influenza A virus
- Influenza B virus
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
- Rhinovirus (common cold)
- Coronavirus (including SARS-CoV-2 responsible for COVID-19)
- Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)
- Parainfluenza viruses (types 1, 2, 3, and 4)
- Human Bocavirus (HBoV)
- Respiratory Adenovirus (hAdV)
- Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)
- Haemophilus influenzae
- Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough)
- Bordetella parapertussis
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
- Chlamydophila pneumoniae (Chlamydia pneumoniae)
- Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaires’ disease)
- Staphylococcus aureus (including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA)
What are Viral Respiratory Illnesses (Upper Respiratory Illness / URI)?
Upper respiratory illnesses, often referred to as URIs, are a group of common health conditions that affect the upper portion of the respiratory tract. These ailments primarily target the nose, throat, and sometimes the trachea (windpipe). URIs encompass a wide range of infections caused by various pathogens, including viruses and bacteria.
The most prevalent upper respiratory illnesses include the common cold, influenza (the flu), and various forms of pharyngitis (sore throat). These conditions often share similar symptoms, such as sneezing, congestion, coughing, and a scratchy or sore throat. While most upper respiratory infections are mild and self-limiting, some can lead to more severe health complications, especially in vulnerable populations.
Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for upper respiratory illnesses is crucial for effective management. Whether you’re seeking information for prevention, self-care, or guidance on when to seek medical attention, our comprehensive guide provides valuable insights to help you stay informed and healthy.
Explore our resource to learn more about the types of upper respiratory illnesses, their prevention strategies, and how to distinguish between various conditions to make informed decisions for your well-being. Knowledge is the first step in effectively managing and preventing upper respiratory illnesses, and we’re here to empower you with the information you need for a healthier life.
How Long Until I Get Symptoms?
- FLU and RSV – A person usually develops symptoms 1-4 days after exposure
- COVID19 – A person usually develops symptoms between day 2-5 but may not develop symptoms until 14 days after infection
When am I Contagious with an Upper Viral Respiratory Illness?
Although variable between the different viruses, people can be contagious about 1-2 days before showing symptoms but usually are most contagious during the time of symptoms.
How are URI Viruses spread?
- Droplets – The most common way COVID-19 / Flu /RSV spreads is through respiratory droplets through talking, coughing, or sneezing
- Closes Personal Contact – Touching or shaking hands with a person who is symptomatic or an asymptomatic carrier
- Surface Contact – This is less likely, but touching surfaces that may be contaminated with the virus
Who is at Risk?
- Adults over the Age of 65
- Adults and Children with Chronic Health Conditions
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- During Pregnancy
Symptoms of a Viral Respiratory Infection
This is not an exhaustive list:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle aches
- Loss of taste or smell (Covid specific)
- Sore throat
- Nausea or Vomiting or Diarrhea
Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?
- No special preparation is needed