RESPIRATORY PANEL 8
Test Price: ₹ 3400
Moraxella catarrhalis is an important cause of lower respiratory tract infections particularly in adults with COPD. In immunocompromised hosts, it causes pneumonia, endocarditis and septicemia. Bordetella is the causative agent of whooping cough affecting mainly children less than one year age. Haemophilus influenzae Type B causes pneumonia, cellulitis, osteomyelitis and arthritis. Influenza C viruses cause mild upper respiratory tract illness. Lower respiratory tract complications are rare.
Pre-Test Information:No special preparation required
Method:Real Time PCR
Specimen:Submit Throat / Nasal swabs in special collection medium available from LPL OR 5 mL (3 mL min.) Sputum / Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability Refrigerated:72 hrs
Stability Frozen:4 weeks
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