Respiratory Disease

Molecular genetic testing is gaining popularity for the detection of respiratory pathogens. Identifying slow growing pathogens can be difficult using traditional culturing.

Symptoms to Consider

Acute Bronchitis

Common cold

Acute pharyngitis

Acute tonsillitis

Cough and fever



Viral infection

Other nasal and sinus diseases


Bacteria We Test For

Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Chlamydia pneumoniae
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Legionella pneumophila/longbeach
Haemophilus influenzae B
Haemophilus influenzae
Moraxella catarrhalis
Coxiella Burnetti
Whopping CoughBordetella Sp.Bordetella Pertussis
Bordetella parapertussis
Bordetella Holmesii
Staphylococcus aureus
Reflex to MRSA
Salmonella Spp
Moraxella catarrhalis
BordetelIa Spp
Haemophilus influenzae

Viruses We Test For

Parainfluenza Virus 1
Parainfluenza Virus 2
Parainfluenza Virus 3
Parainfluenza Virus 4
Respiratory Syncytial Virus A (RSV-A)
Respiratory Syncytial Virus B (RSV-B)
Human Adenovirus
Human Bocavirus
Human Parechovirus

MRSA Panel

Reflex to MRSA

Strep A (PCR)

Streptococcus pyogene

Fungi We Test For

Pneumocystis Jirovecii (F)

Collection & Transport Instructions:

  • Name and Date of Birth on tube
  • Collection Container: E-Swab
  • Minimum Volume: 2 Swabs
  • Ensure arrival within 2-3 days