Respiratory Pathogen Panel

Respiratory Pathogen Panel (RP)

GenMark's Respiratory Pathogen Panel identifies the most most common viral and bacterial organisms associated with upper respiratory infection.

Clinical Impact of Respiratory Tract Infections – More Than Just Flu

Respiratory infections cause more doctor visits and absences from school and work than any other illness.[1] It is estimated that ~10% of people in the U.S. and Europe are infected with influenza each year during flu season; globally resulting in about 3-5 million severe cases and 250,000-500,000 deaths every year.[2][3][4] However, it is not just influenza that can cause respiratory infections; in addition to the flu, there are approximately 500 million non–influenza respiratory infections occurring annually.[5]

Comprehensive Diagnosis Impacts Patient Care

The clinical presentation of respiratory pathogens is very similar, thus complicating proper diagnosis and appropriate therapy selection. The comprehensive design of the ePlex RP Panel may help improve patient care by identifying pathogens that are often missed by traditional methods. Accurately determining the cause of infection has been shown to reduce length of stay and time in isolation.[6] Accurate diagnosis also improves patient cohorting and decreases the risk of hospital acquired infection.[7]

RP VIRAL TARGETS                                                             RP BACTERIAL TARGETS

  • Adenovirus
  • 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
  • Chlamydia pneumoniae       
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae


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To learn more about the Respiratory Pathogen Panel or to schedule a demonstration, contact us at 1.800.373.6767 or email us.

[1] Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library.,P02966 (accessed February 2016)
[3] European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Seasonal Influenza. (accessed February 2016)
[4] World Health Organization. (2014). Seasonal Influenza Fact Sheet 211.
[5] Fendrick A, et al. (2003) The Economic Burden of Non-Influenza-Related Viral Respiratory Tract Infection in the United States. Arch Intern Med 163(4):487-94.
[6] Rogers, B. et al. 2015. Impact of a Rapid Respiratory Panel Test on Patient Outcomes. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 139:636‐641.
[7] R.M. Martinez, H.E.Ka, L.M. Scicchitano, and D.M. Wolk, Geisinger Health System, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Danville PA, Wilkes Univ., Wilkes-Barre, PA

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