- Common cold
- Acute bronchitis
- Acute pharyngitis
- Acute tonsillitis
- Viral infection
- Cough and fever
- Other nasal and sinus diseases
When to Screen for Respiratory Pathogens
Typically, providers do not use testing for low-risk patients because many respiratory issues resolve quickly without medical intervention. Yet, testing for respiratory pathogens benefits higher-risk patients, like those with a severe illness or increased risk of complications.
An RPP helps providers select the best form of treatment and avoid ineffective treatments, like prescribing an antibiotic for a virus. In that case, an antiviral medication may limit the length or severity of the illness. Proper treatment for respiratory infections improves outcomes.
Respiratory Symptoms and Illnesses
LUX Diagnostics Respiratory Pathogen Panel
Respiratory infections can be difficult to diagnose without proper testing. Providers need data produced with accurate testing to deliver effective results. Testing empowers health care professionals to narrow symptoms for a more precise diagnosis.
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- Quick and consistent turnaround times
- Test for multiple pathogens
- Accurate identification of PCR
- Easy sample collection methods
Lux Diagnostics builds confidence. Patients receive timely and actionable information about their health status, while physicians gain confidence in delivering accurate diagnosis and treatment plans.