Respiratory Pathogen Panel Testing Results Within 24 Hours

Respiratory Pathogen Testing

Principle Laboratory provides Respiratory Pathogen Testing for customers in need of quick, reliable resuls. Respiratory viruses represent the most common cause of acute illness in the United States and the accurate diagnosis of these illnesses is extremely difficult due to non-specific clinical symptoms. With Principle Laboratory’s comprehensive Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RPP) test, providers receive rapid, accurate results that will improve patient outcomes and reduce the amount of total cost-of-care by quickly identifying the specific virus.

Viral Targets

Coronavirus (229E, HKU1, NL63, OC43)
Human Metapneumovirus
Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus
Influenza A
Influenza A H1
Influenza A H1-2009
Influenza A H3
Influenza B
Parainfluenza 1
Parainfluenza 2
Parainfluenza 3
Parainfluenza 4
Respiratory Syncytial Virus A
Respiratory Syncytial Virus B

Bacterial Targets

Chlamydia Pneumoniae
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

RPP testing is performed on state-of-the-art samples to answer multiplex molecular instruments that simultaneously detect and identify nucleic acids from certain respiratory pathogens. The sample itself is easily collected in the clinic using nasopharyngeal swabs provided by Principle Laboratory and the test is covered by both commercial insurance and Medicare.

Antibiotic Stewardship

Respiratory Pathogen Testing with Principle Laboratory delivers rapid detection of respiratory viruses all year long! Let us help support effective treatment and responsible antibiotic prescribing in your clinic with this advanced testing option.

Organism: Adenovirus
Symptoms: Bronchitis; Pharyngitis; Croup; Tonsillitis; Bronchiolitis; Pneumonia; Fever; Keratoconjunctivitis; Common Cold
Season: Year-round; Peak late Winter-early Summer
Organism: Coronavirus
Symptoms: Common Cold; Pharyngitis; Croup; Pneumonia
Season: Fall-Winter
Organism: Enterovirus
Symptoms: Common Cold; Muscle Aches; Asthma; Pneumonia
Season: Year-round with peaks Summer-Fall
Organism: HMPV
Symptoms: Fever; Runny Nose; Cough; Bronchiolitis; Croup; Pneumonia
Season: Year-round; Mostly late Fall-early Spring
Organism: Influenza
Symptoms: Flu; Fever; Cough; Runny Nose; Fatigue; Body Aches; Bronchitis; Bronchiolitis; Pneumonia; Common Cold
Season: Circspanates year-round. Flu activity usually peaks December through February but can last as late as May
Organism: Parainfluenza
Symptoms: Croup; Bronchiolitis; Bronchitis; Pneumonia; Common Cold
Season: Type 1, 2 – Fall; Type 3 – Spring and early Summer; Type 4 – Year-round; Peak in Fall8
Organism: RSV
Symptoms: Common Cold; Bronchiolitis; Pneumonia; Croup
Season: Fall-Spring
Organism: Rhinovirus
Symptoms: Common Cold; Body Aches
Season: Year-round with peaks in Fall and Spring
Organism: Chlamydia Pneumoniae
Symptoms: Common Cold; Laryngitis; Pharyngitis
Season: Year-round
Organism: Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
Symptoms: Tracheobronchitis; Pneumonia; Common Cold; Malaise; Fever
Season: Year-round with peaks in Summer and early Fall

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Reference Partnership Options Available

Oftentimes, physicians and hospitals would like to offer testing & toxicology services through their facility but don’t want the headache of managing equipment or overhead costs associated with running a laboratory internally. To solve this issue, a physician or hospital can set up a reference laboratory on-location by partnering with Principle Laboratory to contract out all of their testing needs. By partnering with us, a reference lab can effectively offer our entire portfolio of testing services to its patients.

Generate Additional Revenue By Expanding Your Test Menu

Our reference service allows on-premise labs to offer a larger variety of testing. We work behind the scenes as a silent partner with you exclusively and do not communicate with your customers unless requested to do so by you.

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Requisition Form PDF Downloads

If you’re in a bind and need requisition forms immediately, we offer PDF forms that you can download and print to hold you over until your supplies order arrives:

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