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Respiratory Pathogens

Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP)


The lungs, nose, and throat that make up the respiratory system is often prone to unknown, new, and challenging pathogens that can cause infections. Pathogens are disease-causing microbial entities like a virus, bacteria, or other organism that could lead to illness. As clients use their respiratory systems on a frequent basis in a variety of settings and climates, the possible resulting illness can be difficult to diagnose.

Our respiratory pathogen panel offers insight into the symptoms present and can help healthcare practitioners diagnose what is occurring. They will use the season, travel, and medical history in addition to our results to help devise a treatment roadmap for our clients. This helps to prevent any overlapping therapies and frequent secondary tests. Our panel requires only one sample to run tests for a wide range of viruses and bacteria.

The expert technicians at MicroGen Health will provide the client’s physician with precise results usually within a few hours. The faster we can provide our clients with the needed information, the quicker their medical support will be able to enact proper therapies to reduce, remove, and treat the underlying cause of the illness.

RPP Tests include

42 genes

Bordetella pertussis, Human Bocavirus, Bordetella bronchiseptica/parapertussis/pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Human Coronavirus 229E, Human Coronavirus HKU1, Human Coronavirus NL63, Human Coronavirus OC43, Enterovirus D68, Haemophilus influenzae, Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus B (RSVB), Streptococcus pneumoniae, Human herpesvirus 3 (HHV3 - Varicella zoster Virus), Human herpesvirus 4 (HHV4 - Epstein-Barr Virus), Human herpesvirus 5 (HHV5 - Cytomegalovirus), Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6), Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV), Influenza A/H1-2009, Influenza A/H3, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Human Parainfluenza virus 1, Human Parainfluenza virus 2, Human Parainfluenza virus 3, Human Parainfluenza virus 4, Acinetobacter baumannii, Streptococcus pyogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Moraxella catarrhalis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterovirus pan, Adenovirus 1/2, Influenza B Virus, Human Rhinovirus 1/2, Human Rhinovirus 2/2, Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus A (RSVA), Influenza A Virus pan, Adenovirus 2/2,ABR : Fem A, Ure R, Methicillin 1.

Who Should Take this Panel

If you have signs of a respiratory infection and are at risk of consequences, you may require this test. The majority of respiratory infections generate only mild to moderate symptoms. However, infections in small children, the elderly, and persons with low immune systems can be serious, if not fatal.

RPP Test Limitations

The test results should only be viewed through the lens of certain other factors as perceived by the presiding physician, including the client’s clinical history, epidemiological data, and additional information presented through pre and post-screening. Nucleic acids from viruses and bacteria can remain in vivo regardless of the vitality of the organism. Detection does not suggest an infectious organism or a clinical symptomatic causal agent. The detection of viral and bacterial nucleic acid depends on the proper collection, handling, transport, storage, and processing of specimens in controlled settings. Incorrect findings can come from failure to follow appropriate protocols through any of these steps. There is a possibility that the gathered, transported, or handled specimens will cause fake positive or false negative values. This is why clients must speak with their physicians to discuss the next appropriate steps before coming to any conclusions independently.

Customer Service

At MicroGen Health, we strive to provide only evidence-backed test results using experienced technicians and experts with the latest technology. We protect our client’s privacy according to industry standards and seek to have a professional customer interaction each and every time. If you would like to begin your test or have any other questions, please reach out to our team using our contact page. Thank you for considering MicroGen Health for your health care diagnostics.

  • Specimen requirements

    Oropharyngeal/ Nasopharyngeal Swab

  • Turn around time:

    2-3 days

  • CPT Codes:

    87633, 87798, 87581, 87486

    NOTE: The CPT codes listed on the website are in accordance with Current Procedural Terminology, a publication of the American Medical Association. CPT codes are provided here for the convenience of our clients. Clients who bill for services should make the final decision on which codes to use.