Respiratory Pathogens Test
The Pathnostics Respiratory Pathogens Test is a highly specific and sensitive multiplex PCR for the nucleic acid detection of SARS-Cov-2, Influenza A, Influenza B, or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Using one nasal swab, our Respiratory Pathogens Test will help providers diagnose patients and give appropriate therapy options.
Co-Infection Between SARS-CoV-2 and Other Respiratory Pathogens
Like other common respiratory tract infections, Influenza and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, share similar signs and symptoms. Additionally, co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses, including influenza and RSV, has been described. It is estimated that SARS-CoV-2 co-infections may occur in 20.7% of patients.1
Pathnostics offers a PCR test for multiple infections, including:
While rapid antigen tests may deliver results faster, molecular tests have significantly higher sensitivity and specificity
One nasal swab tests for COVID, Influenza A, Influenza B, and RSV
Kim D, Quinn J, Pinsky B, Shah NH, Brown I. Rates of Co-infection Between SARS-CoV-2 and Other Respiratory Pathogens. JAMA. 2020 May 26;323(20):2085-2086. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.6266. PMID: 32293646; PMCID: PMC7160748.