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Respiratory Infections

Respiratory Infections

Respiratory tract infections are infectious parts of the body involved in breathing such as the sinuses, throat, airways or lungs. Many common respiratory pathogens (viral and bacterial) have similar clinical presentation (such as a cough, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, headaches muscle aches, high temperature, malaise) making diagnosis based on symptoms alone very difficult. These cause all too common illnesses such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, otitis media, common cold, flu, and many others. And of course, we would be remiss if we did not mention Covid-19!

Om Diagnostic Labs qPCR-based molecular tests can help identify these respiratory pathogens, both viral and bacterial, as well as mixed infections. Quick and accurate results allow healthcare providers to treat respiratory tract infections and contain them.

– Results within 24 hours of sample receipt
– Identifies pathogens that are hard and take long to culture
– A single sample can identify multiple pathogens such as COVID, RSV and Flu

Tests we conduct:
  • Covid 19 + RSV + Flu A/B
  • Covid 19 + RSV + Flu + Strep
  • Pneumonia  and others…
  • Common cold
Bacteria we test for:
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Legionella
  • Haemophilus influenzae B