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Respiratory Tract Infection

Detection of Respiratory Tract Infections are More Effective with Molecular Testing

Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) such as bronchitis, sinusitis, and rhinitis account for almost 10% of ambulatory care visits in the United States.1 Despite having similar symptoms, upper and lower respiratory tract infections are caused by a wide range of microbes, including RNA and DNA viruses, bacteria, and fungi. However, detection of these pathogens can often be difficult. Immunoassays are limited to a small number of respiratory pathogens and lack sensitivity. While molecular detection is more sensitive, most commercially available tests are expensive, primarily focus on either viruses or bacteria, and lack the flexibility to customize target lists based on laboratory needs. In addition, concurrent prevalence of viral and bacterial pathogens is a growing concern and needs effective detection methods

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AIM Laboratories Solution for Respiratory Tract Infections

AIM Laboratories uses the TheromoFisher OpenArray-TaqMan-based platform to detect respiratory pathogens, including viruses, bacteria and fugal species (See the complete panel). This is a sensitive, syndromic panel–based, real-time PCR solution for the detection of respiratory pathogens. Our platform features the most pathogenic organism targets of any test on the market, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19):

  • Provides simultaneous detection – probable respiratory pathogens as well as antibiotic resistance genes using a single sample, saving time and cost for treatment.

  • Extensive coverage including SARS-CoV-2 targets – the largest number respiratory pathogen targets of any respiratory test on the market.

  • Multiple sample input types – including nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and nasal aspirate.

  • Turnaround time – Typically 24 hours after receiving the sample.

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Respiratory Tract Infection (RTI) Panel

  • Adenovirus 1

  • Adenovirus 2

  • Human Bocavirus

  • Human Coronavirus 229E, HKU1, NL63, OC43, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2

  • Human herpesvirus 5 (HHV5 – Cytomegalovirus)

  • Human Enterovirus (pan assay)

  • Human Enterovirus D68

  • Human herpesvirus 4 (HHV4 – Epstein-Barr Virus), HHV3 (Varicella zoster Virus), HHV5 and HHV6

  • Human Rhinovirus 1, and 2

  • Influenza A/H1-2009

  • Influenza A/H3

  • Influenza B

  • Measles virus

  • Mumps virus

  • Human Parainfluenza virus 1, 2, 3 and 4

  • Human parechovirus

  • Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV)

  • Pneumocystis jirovecii

  • Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus A (RSVA) and RSVB

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica / parapertussis / pertussis

  • Bordetella pertussis

  • Bordetella holmesii

  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae

  • Coxiella burnetii

  • Haemophilus influenzae

  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

  • Legionella pneumophila

  • Moraxella catarrhalis

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae

  • Staphylococcus aureus

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

  • Streptococcus pyogenes