As of 5th June 2019, laboratory confirmed notifications of influenza where already greater than for the whole of 2018.
Early confirmation is critical in ensuring timely clinical management along with minimising progression to a more serious illness.
Other respiratory viruses such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus and parainfluenza viruses have been associated with severe lower respiratory tract infection in children. There has also been a resurgence of RSV in the elderly due to waning immunity. It is not always easy to distinguish these infections based on a clinical picture.
Our multiplex PCR to diagnose influenza and respiratory viral infections will provide you with a quick and accurate diagnosis allowing you to instigate earlier targeted treatment.
Respiratory PCR Tests Available:
- Influenza A & B
- RSV (A&B)
- Parainfluenza 1, 2 & 3
- Human Metapneumovirus
- Human Adenovirus
- Human Enterovirus/Rhinovirus
- Mycoplasma pneumoniae
- Bordetella pertussis
- Bordetella parapertussis