Comprehensive Upper Respiratory Virus or Bacteria Detection Test


Discover peace of mind with our Comprehensive Upper Respiratory Illness Detection Test. Accurate, convenient, and reliable, it provides rapid results for a wide range of respiratory infections. Take control of your health from the comfort of your home today!  For our FLUA+B/RSVA+B/COVID19 Panel Click Here

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Introducing our state-of-the-art Comprehensive Upper Respiratory 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.

Key Features:
  • 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 Comprehensive Upper Respiratory Detection Test?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Professional Healthcare Support: The test is conducted in a reputable laboratory by trained healthcare professionals, ensuring accuracy and reliability in the testing process.
  7. 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.
  8. Customized Treatment Plans: With accurate pathogen identification, healthcare providers can develop personalized treatment plans, optimizing the chances of a quick and successful recovery.
  9. Infection Control: The test assists in the early identification of contagious respiratory infections, enabling timely isolation and infection control measures to prevent further spread.
  10. 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

Sample Type

  • We perform testing with Nasopharyngeal, or Oropharyngeal samples

What Organisms are Tested in the Comprehensive Respiratory Panel

  • Adenovirus
  • Influenza A virus
  • Influenza B virus
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) A
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) B
  • Human Rhinovirus (common cold)
  • Coronavirus:
    • Coronavirus 229E
    • Coronavirus OC43
    • Coronavirus NL63
    • Coronavirus HKU1
    • SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19)
  • Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)
  • Parainfluenza viruses (types 1, 2, and 3)
  • Enterovirus 1
  • Enterovirus 2
  • Human Bocavirus (HBoV)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)
  • Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae

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
    • Asthma
    • Heart Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • HIV
    • Cancer
  • During Pregnancy

Symptoms of a Viral Respiratory Infection

This is not an exhaustive list:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell (Covid specific)
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Nausea or Vomiting or Diarrhea

Will I need to do anything to prepare for the test?

  • No special preparation is needed
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Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat - Upper Respiratory Illness Testing

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Upper Respiratory Illnesses are Common Throughout the Year. Explore our advanced lab testing services for accurate and timely diagnosis of upper respiratory illnesses, ensuring swift and effective treatment for patients


Early Detection of the Virus or Bacteria Causing Your URI Can Make all the Difference

As of late 2023, the U.S. has seen elevated levels of upper respiratory infections, including COVID-19, influenza, and RSV, particularly affecting young children and older adults. The CDC reports an increase in COVID-19 and influenza activities, with RSV also remaining high. New vaccines and treatments, like an antibody for RSV, are helping to manage these infections. The emphasis continues to be on vaccinations and preventive measures to mitigate the impact of these respiratory viruses Overall, the prevalence of URIs in the U.S., including conditions like flu, COVID-19, and RSV, is on a rise, with various regions experiencing different levels of activity. The emphasis remains on vaccination and preventive measures to mitigate the impact of these infections

Getting tested for Respiratory Diseases is Important

Early and accurate testing for respiratory illnesses is crucial for timely treatment and recovery, reducing the risk of complications and the spread of infections. By identifying the specific cause of symptoms, whether it's a common cold, flu, or COVID-19, our tests guide targeted treatments and help in managing public health. Getting tested empowers you with information to take the right precautions, protecting both your health and the well-being of those around you

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Test at our Orlando Patient Service Center or We can come to you with our Mobile Testing Van

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PCR based rapid testing available with results the same day if testing before noon


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No need to go to Urgent Care

We offer medical consultations through Telehealth

Faster than Urgent Care in Most Cases

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Our lab is CLIA-certified (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments). This means we have to meet high standards to obtain both state and federal certifications and submit ourselves to regular inspections.

Physician Reviewed Results

Ai_Diagnostics tests are reviewed by an independent board-certified physician within your state.

Secure Data

Ai_Diagnostics is HIPAA-compliant and takes your privacy very seriously. We use state-of-the-art, bank-grade encryption to ensure your data is stored securely, and under no circumstance do we ever sell your data.

Quick and Accurate Respiratory Testing Results

Results you can understand sent to your device

Easy to Understand

Gain meaningful insights about your health with easy-to-understand test results. We also offer Telehealth Consultation appointment with Board-Certified Physician to discuss your results and treatment options.


Our at-home lab test kit is delivered in discreet packaging with a pre-paid label, and taken in the privacy of your own home. Results are sent directly to your device from our secure platform.


Take action on your health and wellness. Use your report to help guide your next steps.


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Depending on availability, we will gladly come to your home. To schedule our mobile testing van come to your house or workplace, call 407-783-1000


Receive results same day in most cases

Test early in the day and we will have PCR test results by end of day


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Follow up with a healthcare professional to learn more about your results and get your questions answered.



  • What are the common symptoms of respiratory illnesses like flu, RSV, and COVID-19?

    Common symptoms for these respiratory illnesses often overlap and can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, and headaches. COVID-19 may also present with loss of taste or smell. It's important to note that symptoms can range from mild to severe and vary by individual.

  • When should I get tested for respiratory illnesses?

    Testing is recommended if you exhibit symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness, especially if they are new or unexpected. Also, consider testing if you've been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of a respiratory illness or if advised by a healthcare provider

  • What types of tests are available for these illnesses?

    Various tests are available including rapid antigen tests, PCR tests, and antibody tests. Rapid tests can provide quick results, often within minutes, while PCR tests are more sensitive and are conducted in a lab. Antibody tests can indicate past infection.

  • How can I differentiate between flu, RSV, and COVID-19 based on symptoms?

    It can be challenging to differentiate based on symptoms alone as they are quite similar. Testing is the most reliable way to determine the specific illness. Condoms and other protective measures reduce the risk but do not eliminate it entirely. Many STIs can be asymptomatic, so testing is the only way to know for sure.

  • Can one test detect flu, RSV, and COVID-19?

    Our Laboratory offers multiplex tests that can simultaneously check for multiple viruses, such as flu, RSV, and COVID-19, from a single sample.  Our comprehensive Respiratory Panel checks for more than 20 agents causing upper respiratory illnesses

  • What should I do if I test positive for a respiratory illness?

    Follow the guidelines provided by health authorities, which typically include isolating to prevent the spread, monitoring symptoms, and seeking medical attention if symptoms worsen. Inform close contacts about your illness.

  • Are there treatments available for these respiratory illnesses?

    reatment depends on the specific illness. For example, antiviral medications are available for flu, while supportive care is often recommended for mild cases of RSV and COVID-19. Severe cases may require hospitalization. Always consult with a healthcare provider for guidance.  In some cases medications can make the Flu or COVID symptoms milder and the disease last not as long

  • How accurate are the tests for respiratory illnesses?

    Test accuracy can vary based on the type of test and the timing of testing relative to symptom onset. PCR tests are generally more accurate than rapid antigen tests.  We offer PCR or NAAT or Molecular testing for Upper Respiratory Infections

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