Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
An estimated 55% of antibiotic prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections are unnecessary. The misuse of antibiotics costs the US healthcare system over $20 billion each year. Estimated economic impact of non-influenza related URTIs is $40 Billion annually in the US. Adults average 2-5 upper respiratory tract infections each year while children average 7-10 upper respiratory tract infections a year.
The respiratory panel pathogens targets 17 viral pathogens and 4 bacterial pathogens. This test targets the pathogens RNA’s and DNA’s. Since an infected person shows the same symptoms for most of these pathogens, the respiratory panel pathogens will provide a more accurate information to clinicians to treat your patients.